Author(s): E. L. Konigsburg
A powerful and suspenseful novel from an award-winning author. Something happened on Wednesday, 25 November, 2.43 p.m. to cause Branwell Zamborska to become mute. All anyone knows is that he called the emergency services because his baby sister, Nikki, had stopped breathing, and from then he has been unable to speak. The au pair reveals that Branwell had dropped Nikki and shaken her. Branwell is sent to a Juvenile behavioural centre, and his friend Connor begins the long process of communicating with him. So begins a complex, emotionally-tense tale of adolescent confusion and suspense.;From the brilliant Newbery Medal-winning author of "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" and "The View from Saturday".;A gripping read for older readers growing in confidence.
E. L. Konigsburg made a remarkable debut in children's books by winning the Newbery Award for her second book, "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler". In 1999 she received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband in Jacksonville, Florida.