The best thing about the clearing, Amanda thinks, is Spook Wade, a mysterious person who lives nearby, is never seen, and may be responsible for the disappearance years ago of little Bucky Meade. When Amanda makes the friend of an older girl who, like Amanda, likes poetry, she also finds the key to the mystery of Spook Wade and Bucky Meade.

The Clearing 1998, Yearling Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780440414520

Trade paperback

The Clearing 1996, Atheneum Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780689809972