|Book Title||Secrets of Ramoni Manor|
|Date Published||March 2021|
|Leveled Reading||Level W / Grade 5-6|
“Look! The curtains are waving!” Eli pointed to the attic window. “Any wind would cause those curtains to sway,” said Nechemia. Eli shook his head. “No wind today. Someone’s in there!” “Let’s go up there and catch him.” “For your information,” Shaya added from behind, “we’re not allowed into the attic!” Eli’s face broke into a wide grin. “We’ll see about that.”
Thirteen-year-old Eli Mink leaves behind his comfortable life in suburban New Jersey with his private basketball court and in-ground pool — to attend Yeshivah Kesser Dan in the frigid Alaskan tundra. When a mysterious shadow appears in the sixth-floor window of the historic Ramoni Manor, Eli and his friends feel compelled to investigate. What is happening in the attic, and why is it forbidden for the boys to go there?
Debut author Y.M. Hodgbi takes readers on a treacherous adventure through snow- covered Alaska — from its dense green forests to its icy lakes — as Eli endeavors to
discover the startling secrets of Ramoni Manor.
Recommended Reading Level: Grades 5-6
What do you get when you combine suspense and intrigue with a yeshiva located in a historic mansion on the frozen Alaskan tundra? Secrets of Ramoni Manor has all that and more, with 13-year-old Eli Mink and his buddies spending a year learning and solving a dark mystery at Yeshiva Kesser Dan. This fun novel has Harry Potter-esque vibes, with a sequel already in the works.