Parade of Shadows. By Gloria Whelan. HarperCollins. $15.99.
The Man with the Red Bag. By Eve Bunting. Joanna Cotler/HarperCollins. $15.99.
Here are a couple of mystery-adventures for preteens and young teenagers in which the settings are at least as interesting as the characterizations. Readers ages 10 and up with a yen for travel – and ones who have tried it and liked it – will enjoy the exotic time and place of Parade of Shadows and the less unusual but equally mysterious locations of The Man with the Red Bag.
Gloria Whelan’s book is set in the Middle East – not the war-torn
The Man with the Red Bag is a less ambitious book. Eve Bunting’s tale of 12-year-old Kevin Saunders’ cross-country bus trip is set at a time with very different political and social problems: the