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It's the summer of 1963, and something strange is afoot in the quiet town of Farro, Iowa. The school district's most notorious bully has gone missing without a trace, and furthermore, seventh grader Henry Nilsson and his friends have just found an odd book stashed in the woods by Longbelly Gulch---a moldy instruction guide written to teach the art of "subtle travel," a kind of out-of-body experience. The foursome will soon discover that out-of-body life isn't so subtle after all---there are some very real, and very dangerous, things happening out there in the woods. The science fiction inventiveness of Madeleine L'Engle meets the social commentary of Gary Schmidt in this thrilling tale of missing persons, first crushes, embarrassing pajamas, and thought-provoking dilemmas.

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Steven Arntson

I'm a writer who lives in Seattle, Washington. I've been interested in the arts since I was interested in anything, especially writing and music. I attended Fairhaven College in Bellingham, Washington, where I studied writing, music, and visual art. I later attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop and graduated in 2000. My book The Wrap-Up List was a finalist for the 2014 Washington State Book Award.

There's more information about me at www.stevenarntson.com.

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