Capture the Flag by Messner, Kate
Kate Messner

Capture the Flag -- Kate Messner

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A stolen flag, a secret society, and three complete strangers . . .

Anna, Jos , and Henry have never met, but they have more in common than they realize. Snowed in together at a chaotic Washington, DC, 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 just 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 Jos to help find the thieves and bring them to justice. But when accusations start flying, they soon realize there's even more than a national treasure at stake. With unexpected enemies lurking around every corner, will the trio solve the heist before the flag is lost forever?

Author: Kate Messner
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Published: 04/01/2013
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.50h x 5.20w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780545419741
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.5
Point Value: 6
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 151859 / Capture the Flag

Award: Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award - Nominee
Award: Sunshine State Young Reader's Award - Nominee

About the Author
Kate Messner is the author of The Seventh Wish; All the Answers; The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers; Capture the Flag, an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner; Hide and Seek; Manhunt; 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