The Mystery of the Plumed Serpent Author:Barbara Brenner, Blanche Sims (Illustrator) Picture in your mind two houses. Side by side. So close, they look as if someone had pasted them together. On the door of one house is the number 22; the other is is number 24. Number 24 is empty. There must once have been a grocery store in the basement because there is a faded yellow sign over the entrance. ... more »It says GROCERY-BODEGA. There are lights on at Number 22. You see a boy lying on the floor with his feet in the air and his hair over his eyes: He's called Michael Garcia. He's reading -- always reading.
There are 2 people you won't see, but they're in this story. One is Fat Man, who always wears dark glasses. The other is Blue Jeans, who walks like a tiger. There's one character who will be there but Michael will never see him -- the Man with Binoculars.« less