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Capture the Flag

Kate Messner


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Three kids get caught up in an adventure of historic proportions!

Anna, José, and Henry are complete strangers with more in common than they realize. Snowed in together at a chaotic Washington D.C. airport, they encounter a mysterious tattooed man, a flamboyant politician, and a rambunctious poodle named for an ancient king. Even stranger, news stations everywhere have announced that the famous flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" has been stolen! Anna, certain that the culprits must be snowed in too, recruits Henry and José to help catch the thieves and bring them to justice.

But when accusations start flying, they soon realize there's more than justice at stake. As the snow starts clearing, Anna, José, and Henry find themselves in a race against time (and the weather!) to prevent the loss of an American treasure.

Scholastic Press, 9780545395397, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2012

About the Author

Kate Messner is the author of iThe Seventh Wish/i; iAll the Answers/i; iThe Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z./i, winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers; iCapture the Flag/i, an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner; iHide and Seek/i; iManhunt/i; and the Ranger in Time and Marty McGuire chapter book series. A former middle-school English teacher, Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family and loves reading, walking in the woods, and traveling. Visit her online at