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  • Published: New York : HarperCollins, c2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 317 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 770

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0060541415 :
  • 0060541431


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13 little blue envelopes

by Johnson, Maureen, 1973-

There are currently 2 available and 1 request on 3 copies

Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Malletts Teen, Traverwood Teen

Additional Details

When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life.

Community Reviews

Fun to anticipate

Makes me wish I had someone to leave me notes like a treasure hunt!


I love the book, great plot


A good book for people who like traveling.

Fun and engaging

Sent on a mysterious European road trip by her recently deceased Aunt Peg, Ginny finds herself following her Aunt's directions left in 13 letters-- not knowing what country she'll be headed to or what task she'll be assigned until she finishes the previous envelope's instructions.

The quest-like plot keeps readers turning pages, and neither Ginny nor the reader can predict what the next envelope will hold. Johnson creates a likable, but realistically flawed, character in Ginny-- her desires to follow her Aunt's wishes and become more outgoing are balanced by her frustration with Peg's flightiness and the challenges of being constantly thrusted into new and intimidating environments.

Highly recommended


The story was good. I liked it until I had to write a report on it for school about the main character, Ginny. I realized that I literally knew nothing about her, and I was halfway through the book. It was like her entire life was the moment her aunt died to when she ended her quest.

just okay

This was an interesting concept, but I found myself annoyed at so many points (small and large).


this was an awesome book! It was really gripping

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