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arlo finch in the lake of the moon

Some legends are real.

For Arlo Finch and the Rangers of Pine Mountain Company, summer camp is more than canoeing and hiking. It’s also a chance to search for ancient forest spirits and discover mysterious messages encoded in tree bark. But when Arlo and his best friends Indra and Wu stumble upon clues about the long-lost Yellow Patrol, Arlo uncovers a stunning history that leads right back to his very own family.

From acclaimed screenwriter John August, Arlo Finch in the Lake of the Moon continues the spellbinding fantasy adventure series about the magic that lies just beyond our world.

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An adventure begins!

 

When Arlo Finch arrives in the tiny town of Pine Mountain, Colorado, he has no idea how his life will change. Joining the Rangers — a troop of teenage scouts with supernatural skills — Arlo must learn to master the basics, including impossible knaughts, shimmering snaplights, and booming thunderclaps.

 

With the help of new friends Indra and Wu, Arlo must face the exotic creatures and wild magic of the mysterious Long Woods, a parallel realm of wonder and danger.

 

Through perilous adventures and close calls, Arlo is awakened to his unique destiny. The obstacles he encounters will test the foundations of the Ranger's Vow: loyalty, bravery, kindness, and truth.
And look for Arlo's next adventure, coming in Winter 2020
praise

“A thrilling adventure full of magic and wonder. John August is a master storyteller.”
–Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times–bestselling author

“I would say it’s probably the best book I’ve ever read.”
–Quinlan, Age 11

“It was a really good book. It seems so real and it made me really want to be a Ranger.”
–Claudia, Age 11

“It was a page turner and that it kept me reading….I can’t wait for more!”
–Leah, Age 10

"Dynamic." —Booklist

"Compelling."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“A fast, fun, and fearless tale. Arlo's adventures feel both completely real and entirely magical. I loved it!”
–Ally Condie, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Matched and Summerlost

“A masterful mix of mystery and adventure, set in a supernatural scouting troop. Reading this book made me wish I hadn't dropped out of Cub Scouts.”
–Geoff Rodkey, New York Times–bestselling author of the Tapper Twins series

“I really enjoyed all the adventure and the description, and it was just fun to read.”
–Alexandra, Age 10

"Page-turning, funny, fantastical, and engaging, this one is sure to fly off the shelves."
—Summer Laurie, Books Inc., San Francisco, CA

"Will appeal to fans of mystery and adventure as well as reluctant readers."
School Library Journal

about the author

John August is a screenwriter whose credits include Big Fish, Charlie's Angels, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, and Frankenweenie. He is also the creator of the Writer Emergency Pack, an educational storytelling tool distributed to more than two thousand classrooms worldwide. Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John now lives in Los Angeles with his family.

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