The Hidden Summer

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Published by: Dial
Release Date: June 13, 2013
Pages: 208
ISBN13: 978-0803738362



Short Overview:

Two 12-year-old girls decide that if they want to run away, there’s no better place to do it than an abandoned golf course.

Long Overview:

After a falling out between their mothers, 12-year-old best friends Nell and Lydia are forbidden from seeing each other for the whole summer. Determined to find a place of their own, Nell and Lydia spend the summer hiding out in an abandoned golf course where they find mysterious symbols scattered throughout the grounds. As they reveal the secret of the symbols, Nell discovers she isn’t the only one seeking an escape. She begins to uncover what’s really been hidden all along… both inside the golf course and within herself.

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Nell's Map of Lodema

Of all Nell's maps, this is her favorite now. She keeps it tucked under her mattress where no one would ever find it…except for Lydia, of course. Lydia knows where Nell hides everything.

What's A Schnoodle?

This is Javier, a.k.a., The Schnoodle.











Here's Javier at his birthday party two years ago. He's unwrapping a bone.

And here he is contemplating this sock cake we made him.

Yep, a cake make out of socks. We didn't cook it or anything.
If you're considering getting a schnoodle for yourself—because then you could run around the house saying "schnoodle" all the time—think carefully. They're incredibly sweet, loving dogs who will smother you with kisses. They can jump really high. But ours is incredibly energetic and likes to eat plastic.