The Girl in the Locked Room: A Ghost Story

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Clarion Books #ad - Ghost story master mary downing hahn unrolls the suspenseful, spine-chilling yarn of a girl imprisoned for more than a century, the terrifying events that put her there, and a friendship that crosses the boundary between past and present. When she sees a pale face in an upstairs window, though, she can't stop wondering about the eerie presence on the top floor—in a room with a locked door.

 . Could it be someone who lived in the house a century earlier? Her fear replaced by fascination, Jules is determined to make contact with the mysterious figure and help unlock the door. Jules's parents love the house, but Jules is frightened and feels a sense of foreboding. Past and present intersect as she and her ghostly friend discover—and change—the fate of the family who lived in the house all those many years ago.

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The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story

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Clarion Books #ad - When ashley discovers a turn-of-the-century doll it is just the first of several puzzling events that lead her through the hedge and into a twilight past where she meets Louise, an ailing child whose beloved doll has mysteriously disappeared.

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Took: A Ghost Story

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - But daniel’s seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll. Did the witch strike? has Erica been “took”? Harcourt Brace and Company. When she disappears into the woods one day, he knows something is terribly wrong. Folks say old auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years—then lets her go and takes another one.

Thirteen-year-old daniel anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. A “stuck-up snot” from Connecticut. He figures brody’s probably just trying to scare him since he’s the new kid.

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A Haunting Collection by Mary Downing Hahn: Deep and Dark and Dangerous, All the Lovely Bad Ones, and Wait Till Helen Comes

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Mysterious disappearances! ghost appearances! From the supernatural to the downright scary, these three spooky stories from award-winning author Mary Downing Hahn are sure to send shivers down readers’ spines. Mysterious photographs, ghostly old houses, and all things supernatural await readers in these three frightful tales.

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The Old Willis Place

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Known for her spooky stories of ghosts and secrets, Mary Downing Hahn weaves a tale of two children who live near a decaying Victorian mansion, bound to the place by a mysterious set of rules. The pursuit of friendship is at the heart of this haunting novel, and brilliant plot twists make The Old Willis Place an irresistible page turner.

Harcourt Brace and Company. Only by connecting with the new girl who moves into the old Willis place can Diana and little brother George be free—but making contact with this girl would be a violation of the rules. Hmh books for Young Readers.

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The Collector

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Scholastic Press #ad - Not even when vanessa takes her into the woods, and down an old dirt road, toward the very house Grandma Jeannie had warned her about. As josie gets caught up in her illicit friendship with Vanessa, Annie is caught in the crossfire. And never, ever go near the house in the woods behind their yard. Josie always liked visiting her grandmother in the countryside.

Soon though, josie manages to make friends with the most popular girl in the sixth grade, Vanessa. When vanessa eventually invites Josie back to her house to hang out, Josie doesn't question it. Hmh books for Young Readers. Especially because grandma Jeannie has some strange rules: Don't bring any dolls into the house.

The Collector #ad - Harcourt Brace and Company. But when her mother loses her job in the city and they're forced to relocate along with Josie's sister, Annie, she realizes she doesn't like the country that much. What follows is a chilling tale of dark magic, friendship, and some verrrrrry creepy dolls.

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Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story

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Sandpiper #ad - Hmh books for Young Readers. Clarion Books. And heather’s unsettling threat, “Wait till Helen comes, ” becomes a grim reality. The spine-chilling tale begins when twelve-year-old molly and her ten-year-old brother, learn that they’ll be moving to a refurbished old church in rural Maryland with their mother’s new husband, Dave, Michael, and their younger stepsister, Heather.

When she strikes up a friendship with Helen, the malevolent ghost of a seven-year-old girl who died in a mysterious fire more than a hundred years ago, things really heat up. Harcourt Brace and Company. Since its publication in 1986, the deliciously frightening novel Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story has not only haunted countless readers, but has also won eleven state book awards.

Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story #ad - . Heather is an insufferable brat, but that turns out to be the least of the family’s worries.

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Closed for the Season

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Harcourt Brace and Company. The boys' quest takes them to the highest and lowest levels of society in their small Maryland town, and eventually to a derelict amusement park that is supposedly closed for the season. Hmh books for Young Readers. A contemporary thriller by the bestselling author of The Old Willis Place.

Two 13-year-old boys, arthur and logan, set out to solve the mystery of a murder that took place some years ago in the old house Logan's family has just moved into. Houghton Mifflin. Clarion Books.

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Guest: A Changeling Tale

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Clarion Books #ad - When malicious sprites called the kinde Folke snatch Mollie’s baby brother and replace him with a hideous changeling, Mollie travels through eerie, perilous lands to save him. Harcourt Brace and Company. Hmh books for Young Readers. From the master of spookiness, Mary Downing Hahn. Natural and magical obstacles and her own reckless temperament make her journey arduous and full of dangers, and a plot rich in surprises and twists makes this book a must-read for Mary Downing Hahn’s fans.

Houghton Mifflin. When her adorable baby brother is replaced by an ugly, Mollie is determined to find the so-called Kinde Folke who took baby Thomas, return the changeling she calls Guest, ill-tempered changeling, and make them give Thomas back. Clarion Books.

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One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story

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Clarion Books #ad - Elsie dies from influenza, but then she returns to reclaim Annie's friendship and punish all the girls who bullied her. Clarion Books. Soon annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, a new girl at school, Annie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, and a thief.

Hmh books for Young Readers. Harcourt Brace and Company. Houghton Mifflin. Young readers who revel in spooky stories will relish this chilling tale of a girl haunted by a vengeful ghost.

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One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story

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Clarion Books #ad - Harcourt Brace and Company. But annie would rather spend time with the other girls, since Elsie is so mean. Clarion Books. Hmh books for Young Readers. Houghton Mifflin. When elsie dies of influenza, annie thinks she’s free of her torment—until the bully returns to reclaim Annie’s friendship and take revenge.

Another historical and chilling success” of revenge from beyond the grave during the 1918 influenza outbreak from ghost story master Mary Downing Hahn. Kirkus“the novel’s blend of historical drama, the supernatural, and the intricacies of adolescent friendship is a gripping combination. Publishers weekly “Hahn clearly knows her apples about writing ghost stories.

One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story #ad - Booklist “Another historical and chilling success. Kirkus reviews against the ominous backdrop of the 1918 influenza epidemic, the tattletale, liar, new girl Annie is claimed as best friend by Elsie, and thief of the class.

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