The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 199 pages
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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 arenít 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 Lissaís 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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bIt was so good at first and the ending. - Goodreads
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I've read the book so many times since I was in elementary school. The way she put this book together was genius. I love this book so much. Read full review

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I read this book in the 4th grade and absolutely loved it! It was amazing. Keep in mind I read it in 4th grade, so I do not remember much except for the fact that it was so good, and I could not put it down. I would recommended. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Mary Downing Hahn, a former children's librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus.

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