About the Book
In this prequel to Claudia, aged eleven and in the sixth grade, Barbara Brooks Wallace introduces us to a Claudia aged nine and in the fourth grade. She and her best friends are like twins, even to the same number of scabs on their knees! But her friend leaves, the letters between them fade, and Claudia desperately looks for a replacement—in all the wrong places, it seems, until she realizes that the most unlikely person in the world might be what she’s been looking for!
“Wallace has an easy way with dialogue and sure instinct for capturing kids’ personalities.”
—School Library Journal
About the Author
Barbara Brooks Wallace is the author of many books for children. She is noted particularly for her Victorian mysteries, or gothics, often described by reviewers as “Dickensian.” Both her Twin in the Tavern and Sparrows in the Scullery have won Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. Peppermints in the Parlor was a winner of the William Allan White Award.