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The fire, the water, and Maudie Mcginn  Cover Image Book Book

The fire, the water, and Maudie Mcginn / Sally J. Pla.

Pla, Sally J., (author.).


Maudie McGinn has a secret. It's a big, scary one. And right before Maudie, who's autistic, travels to spend the summer with her dad, her mom makes her promise not to reveal it. As Mom puts it: "A promise is a promise, and must be kept." When a wildfire forces Maudie and her dad to flee to the small beach town where her dad grew up, Maudie's summer is turned upside down. Yet she becomes captivated by the surfers she sees each morning. And as Maudie starts to navigate these new waters, she finds herself making friends and feeling accepted like never before. Still, a clock is ticking: soon she will have to go back to face the fire of her always-angry stepfather. Can she find some way to stay with her dad? Should she break her promise to Mom, and reveal the truth about life back home, before the summer is over? -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063268791
  • ISBN: 0063268795
  • Physical Description: 324 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 up. Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
Grades 4-6. Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.3 8 522173.
Subject: Neurodiversity > Juvenile fiction.
Self-acceptance > Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy > Juvenile fiction.
Divorced parents > Juvenile fiction.
Abused children > Juvenile fiction.
Surfing > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 15 of 17 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Cass County.


  • 2 current holds with 17 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Garden City J PLA 2023 (Text) 0002206337970 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville J PLA 2023 (Text) 0002206337954 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center J PLA 2023 (Text) 0002206337962 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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