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Searching for Yesterday

A Shelby Belgarden Mystery

by Valerie Sherrard

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published: Jun 2008
ISBN:9781770703131
publisher: Dundurn
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Annie Berkley, a schoolmate of Shelby's who has appeared in previous books, lives in a foster home and has become depressed. Shelby is concerned and eventually wins over Annie's trust in order to find out what's bothering her.

Annie's mother disappeared several years ago, leaving with her boyfriend when Annie was 8. she was never in touch with her daughter again. But now, the boyfriend has returned, saying that he lost touch with the mother and doesn't know what happened to her.

Shelby suspects that something more sinister is going on, and as she digs through clues, discovers that the boyfriend knows far more about the mother's whereabouts than he's letting on. But the attept to uncover secrets puts Shelby and Annie's lives in danger.

About the Author
Valerie Sherrard is the award-winning author of several books for young readers including The Glory Wind, Counting Down from Nine, Tumbleweed Skies, Driftwood and Rain Shadow. She lives in New Brunswick.
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Contributor Notes

Valerie Sherrard is the author of 12 previous novels for young people, including the Shelby Belgarden Mysteries, Watcher, Sarah's Legacy, Speechless, and her first historical novel, Three Million Acres of Flame. Her work has been shortlisted for numerous Canadian awards, including the Red Maple, White Pine, and Arthur Ellis Awards. She lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 15
Grade:
6
Reading age:
12 to 15
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens

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Searching for Yesterday (Shelby Belgarden Mystery)

Shelby learns that her friend, Annie, is deeply troubled by unanswered questions from years gone by — questions like, why did Annie’s mom desert her? And who is Annie’s father? As she probes the past, Shelby realizes something dark and sinister lies under the surface of this cold case.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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