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From Dan Gemeinhart, the acclaimed author of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, comes an extraordinary story about a family of runaways who take up residence in a small town, and the outcast boy who finds his voice and his people -- perfect for fans of Katherine Applegate and Kate DiCamillo.In the dead of night, a truck arrives in Slaughterville, a small town curiously named after its windowless slaughterhouse. Seven mysterious kids with suitcases step out of the vehicle and into an abandoned home on a dead-end street, looking over their shoulders to make sure they aren't noticed.But Ravani Foster covertly witnesses their arrival from his bedroom window. Timid and lonely, Ravani is eager to learn everything he can about his new neighbors: What secrets are they hiding? And most mysterious of all.

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Dan Gemeinhart

Hi! I live in a small town smack dab in the middle of Washington state with my wife and three young daughters. I'm lucky and grateful to be a teacher-librarian in an elementary school, where I get to share awesome books with awesome kids. I love camping, cooking and traveling. I also play guitar (badly) and read (constantly) . My house is always a mess. I am really pretty darn happy.

He's written two middle grade novels: THE HONEST TRUTH, and SOME KIND OF COURAGE.

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