Jon McGoran
Jon McGoran talks about his new book, Spliced.

Common Core State Standards
I Like to Read Books
Holiday House eBooks


Buy the Book:
Barnes & Noble

How to Order

Read an Excerpt


Twenty Gold Falcons
by Amy Gordon

Paperback | 240 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | US$ 8.99
ISBN: 9780823426560 | 06-01-2012

Grade: FIFTH | Age: 8 to 12

Themes: Mystery & Suspense, Family & Relationships
Recommendations: A, SLJ

About the Book
Eleven-year-old Aidan and her friends aren't the only ones hot on the trail of gold stashed in a mysterious old building.

Aidan hates moving to the city with her mother after her father dies unexpectedly. She mourns her father, misses the farm, and doesn't fit in at her snooty private school. But then she hears about the stash of valuable coins called gold falcons hidden in the Ingle Building. Her hunt unleashes a remarkable chain of events and brings her in touch with unforgettable characters, including smart-aleck elevator operators, an eccentric millionaire, and a mouse that appears to appreciate opera. This novel is filled with danger, rip-roaring fun, and countless surprises.

Read the excerpt!