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THE MUSEUM OF LOST AND FOUND!
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About the Book
A warm, relatable middle-grade story about a friendship falling apart and the abandoned museum that becomes a shrine to lost connections
Vanessa isn’t sure which happened first: finding the abandoned museum or losing her best friend Bailey. She doesn’t know what to do with herself now that Bailey has left her behind—but when she stumbles upon an empty, forgotten museum, her purpose becomes clear. Vanessa starts filling the museum with her own artifacts and memories, hoping that perhaps, if she can find the right way to tell the story of her broken friendship, she can figure out how to make it whole again.
As Vanessa’s museum grows, it seems like the place might have the answers to other questions, too. Like why a mysterious work of art was left behind. Or how to deal with a military dad who’s trying to parent from thousands of miles away. Or why Vanessa’s bad habit is getting harder and harder to quit. Or even, maybe, how to set the past to rest and find a way to move forward.
Moving and charming, The Museum of Lost and Found is about how we grow apart from some people as we grow up—and how sometimes we can find new pieces of ourselves in the aftermath.
Leila Sales is the author of eight novels for kids and teens, including This Song Will Save Your Life, The Campaign, and, most recently, The Museum of Lost and Found. She’s been to many off-the-wall museums all over the world, including a pencil museum in England, a cat museum in Amsterdam, a playing card museum in Cuba, and a chocolate museum in Belgium. She grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts; graduated from the University of Chicago; and worked for many years as a children’s book editor at Penguin Random House in New York City. She now lives in Austin, Texas. Learn more at leilasales.com, or follow her on Instagram or Twitter @LeilaSalesBooks.