"Good hands, Luke," Dad had said. "Special hands. Strong and sensitive. You can do anything you want with hands like these.
So don't ever put them to bad use."
Luke has good hands. Everybody says so. Good for playing the piano -- just like his father did before he died. And good for climbing -- climbing trees, climbing toward the stars, in search of some peace away from family troubles.
Now Skin and his gang want Luke to do some climbing for them. They want him to climb into Mrs. Little's house to look for something to steal. They want him to prove he's a real part of the gang.
But nobody is ready for what Luke discovers when he does climb into the house. He encounters something so unexpected that it changes everything -- something that unlocks secrets and helps Luke find out exactly who he is and what it is that he's been searching for.
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April 2004 : USA Hardback
Author(s): Tim Bowler
ISBN: 0-689-86161-3 / 978-0-689-86161-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
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