The Old Willis Place: a Ghost Story

the old willis placeby Mary Downing Hahn

  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pub. Date: July 2007
  • Age Range: 9 to 12
  • 208pp

This is a book I received in a multicultural children’s lit class last year but we never got around to reading it. I think it’s time it was read!

Synopsis (from www.bn.com)

Diana and her little brother Georgie have been living in the woods behind the old Willis place, a decaying Victorian mansion, for what already seems like forever. They aren’t allowed to leave the property or show themselves to anyone. But when a new caretaker comes to live there with his young daughter, Lissa, Diana is tempted to break the mysterious rules they live by and reveal herself so she can finally have a friend. Somehow, Diana must get Lissa’s help if she and Georgie ever hope to release themselves from the secret that has bound them to the old Willis place for so long.
Mary Downing Hahn has written a chilling ghost story in the tradition of her most successful spine-tingling novels. The intriguing characters, frightening secrets, and plot twists will delight her many fans.

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