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Ernie Banks, named for the legendary Chicago Cubs shortstop, is a troubled, 13-year-old juvenile delinquent. Abandoned on the doorstep of the Lakeside Home for Boys when he was three years old, his only proof that he once belonged to somebody is a vintage Ernie Banks baseball card, a crystal acorn he wears on a string around his neck, and a strange spiral birthmark on the bottom of his right foot.As a last reprieve before being sent to a juvenile detention facility, Ernie is allowed to spend three weeks on a working farm. When Ernie arrives at the home of Russ Frazier, he learns that the widower's baby was kidnapped years before. Ernie is determined to solve the case. He teams up with Joey, a local tomboy, to investigate clues that lead them on a dangerous journey into a forbidden world of dark secrets, magic puddles, and the cavernous underground kingdom of the Puddlejumpers: eleven-inch-tall water creatures with whom Ernie has a mysterious connection.
©2008 Mark Jean; (P)2008 Listening Library
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4 out of 5 stars
By KiNg35 on 01-03-18

A book 2 remember

Incredible. just incredible. with some plot twists u will never see coming this book will keep u on the edge of ur seat wanting more. The reason that I gave it four stars was only because of the mild language. but other than that it was amazing!:)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ian on 09-22-09

Really excellent story

Our 4 and 6-year-olds loved this story. Much like Star Wars or Dune for a younger set. Fun, fun story.

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