A Junior Library Guild Selection
Gold Moonbeam Award for Preteen Fiction - Mystery
Finalist, Young People's Literature, 2019 Maine Literary Award


Finch has trouble paying attention in school. He’s just too busy dreaming about uncovering a dinosaur fossil and naming a new species after himself—until he digs up a note in the fifth-grade class garden with the word HELP on it. He is determined to come to the aid of the mystery note-writer. But when the quest turns out to be harder than expected, Finch risks losing two things that he really wants —his best friend Noah, and a field trip to Dinosaur State Park. Acclaimed author Gail Donovan gets inside the hearts and minds of fifth graders on this journey told with unexpected humor and impressive insight.


SKU: 2133
  • Written by Gail Donovan

    Binding: Softcover

    Pages: 192

    Genre: Middle Grade | Fiction

    Ages: 8-12

    ISBN: 978-1-944762-55-1

    Publication Date: 2018

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.0 x 0.5

    Shipping Weight: 0.57 lbs.


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