GRADE LEVEL: Kindergarten – 5


PUBLISHER: Lewes Historical Society (September 1, 2018)


2019 National First Place Award Winner for Children’s Fiction, National Federation of Press Women 

2019 State First Place Award Winner for Children’s Fiction, Delaware Press Association

What would you do if you uncovered a real locket from 1880 on the beach? Join Virginia and Rodney as they discover a world that spans two centuries. Traveling through time, they unravel the mystery of The Lost Locket of Lewes. This book combines facts with action to keep you turning the pages while learning about Lewes, Delaware and life in the 19th century.

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The Lost Locket of Lewes
“I picked up this book for my granddaughter and ended up reading it myself. It’s written like an exciting mystery. It took me back to 1893 in Lewes. The author does a wonderful job sharing the story of the lost locket and letting us see Lewes, DE in 1893 through an informative narrative, and beautiful illustrations of the town and people...”

- Fran
The Lost Locket of Lewes
“Watching my son read every single word of this book to my mom was a highlight of my annual summer visit to Delaware. Everything about this book is exquisite, from the imaginative story to the gorgeous illustrations and especially the enriching historical detail. Dr. Holland makes the area's fascinating history leap off the page through her illuminating explanations and accompanying maps, captions, diagrams...”

- Catherine C.
The Lost Locket of Lewes
“I bought this book to give to a grandchild at Christmas. I opened it up to look at the warm, cozy artwork, and found myself reading to the end so I could find out where the locket originated. Truly a delightful children's book. And if you are a history buff, you will want to visit this Delaware town where the story takes place!”

- Mary Ann Hoyt


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