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The House of Dies Drear - Virginia Hamilton

The House of Dies Drear

Paperback Published: 3rd January 2006
ISBN: 9781416914051
Number Of Pages: 244
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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The house held secrets, Thomas knew, even before he first saw it looming gray and massive on its ledge of rock. It had a century-old legend -- two fugitive slaves had been killed by bounty hunters after leaving its passageways, and Dies Drear himself, the abolitionist who had made the house into a station on the Underground Railroad, had been murdered there. The ghosts of the three were said to walk its rooms....

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Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "A hundred years ago, Dies Drear and two slaves he was hiding in his house, an Underground Railroad station in Ohio, had been murdered. The house, huge and isolated, was fascinating, Thomas thought, but he wasn't sure he was glad Papa had bought it--funny things kept happening, frightening things... The secret of the house is revealed in an exciting final sequence that maintains beautifully the mysterious and dramatic story of a black family caught in an atmosphere of fear and danger. Written with distinction, an imaginiative and imposing book."

ISBN: 9781416914051
ISBN-10: 1416914056
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 3rd January 2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 13.34 x 19.68  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.17