Posthumous

[Paahs CHoo mus]

adjective   1. occurring after death

"A bittersweet story ... of eternal optimism." -Publisher's Weekly

A middle-grade adventure filled with mystery, friendship, and heart— like a Da Vinci Code for kids.

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 Friendship, perseverance, and the power of belief shine in this novel about a girl trying to stay connected to her late mother.

While living in Paris, Ellie Kerr’s mom pens a series of children’s stories, yet sadly dies before they could be published.

 

Once Ellie and her father return to the US, the twelve-year-old decides to finish what her mother could not. Yet when a mysterious password blocks Ellie from gaining access to her mother’s computer, she becomes determined to find the truth — even though four failed attempts will destroy the computer’s data, including her mom’s unpublished stories!

 

Ellie’s father thinks that the code is unbreakable, but Ellie believes that her mother might have left a posthumous message in the new password. With the help of friends, Ellie tries to crack the code, publish the books, and ultimately honor her mother. 

"A deeply moving story that belongs on any juvenile bookshelf." -Foreword Reviews

"Warmly suited to a middle-grade audience, with relatable and vulnerable first-person narration, authentic dialogue, and apt descriptions." -BookLife Prize

"Posthumous weaves a plot bristling with energy, humor and heart." -​KC  Teacher NYC

"A reminder that inclusiveness and kindness can always defeat fear." -Kirkus Reviews

Posthumous

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Posthumous Paperback ISBN: 978-1-940137-99-5

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