Jade Green: A Ghost Story

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 168 pages
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At first glance the large brown house at the end of Stone Street seems so forbidding that Judith Sparrow wants to turn back. But turn back to where?
Recently orphaned, she has no alternative other than to be taken in by her stern uncle Geoffrey, who agreed to the arrangement with one peculiar provision: Judith could bring with her whatever belongings she liked except for anything green. The color green is strictly forbidden in his house.
Upon arrival at the house, Judith is determined to make the best of it and indeed is cheered by the warmth and charm of Mrs. Hastings, her uncle's housekeeper, if less so by her older cousin Charles, who seems to alternate between friendliness and a certain suspicious animosity. Even her uncle seems willing to open up to her at times.
But then strange, ghostly things begin to happen, and Judith finds her happiness in her new home, including a budding romance with Zeke, the miller's son, compromised by terrifying experiences she can share with no one, not to mention the ghastly stories she hears about the household's past.
And Judith must wonder if her one small transgression of the rule -- her having concealed in her trunk a small green picture frame given to her by her mother -- has somehow caused it all by bringing that past to life again.
  

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Walking past one of the many book cases in the house, I grabbed this to read on a snowy day. I have a habit of collecting YA and books. Before adding more, I'm randomly reading some I have accumulated ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ravenne Cooper - Goodreads

I have mixed feeling towards the book "Jade Green". I liked the plot and ending but it didn't excite me or give me chills. I was bored while reading this and the only thing that kept me reading is the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 19
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About the author (2000)

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's extensive list of books for children includes the renowned Shiloh trilogy (for which the debut title, Shiloh, won the 1992 Newbery Medal), and such novels as Ice, Sang Spell and The Fear Place. She has recently matched the success of her popular Alice books with the Danny series, which similarly highlights common fears and foibles of growing up. Phyllis lives with her husband, Rex, in Bethesda, Maryland.

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