Haunted Waters

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Candlewick Press, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 146 pages
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In this compelling tale of romance and terror, a little-known legend has been woven into a novel that will grip readers from beginning to end.

Who is Undine, the mysterious, wild maiden who swims at midnight to hear the fish sing? When Lord Huldbrand first meets her on a lost and haunted promontory, she seems utterly beautiful and pure. But gradually he begins to wonder just how much he really knows about his bride. He fears her murky past and her mystical powers. And worst of all, he fears that the faceless demon that stalks them through the woods and castle, cackling with laughter and howling with rage, could be coming to claim her. A love story with a horrifying mystery at its core, HAUNTED WATERS tests its young hero's commitment to a heroine who sparkles and changes like water.

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User Review  - flamingrosedrakon - LibraryThing

First of all I was interested in the author herself and wondering whether she could pull off writing a book of this genre after having immersed herself in such well known children's work. Mary Pope ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The 19th-century tale ``Undine'' by Baron de La Motte-FouquÇ inspired this novel about a spirit-bedeviled romance between a water maiden and a nobleman. At the beginning, Osborne tells the reader what ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

MARY POPE OSBORNE's books include the best-selling Magic Tree House series, with more than thirty titles; NEW YORK'S BRAVEST, a picture book dedicated to New York City firefighters; and MERMAID TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. She says, "When I was researching my mermaid book, I came across the German fairy tale ‘Undine.' The story was so strange and compelling, I decided it deserved a book all its own. HAUNTED WATERS was originally published twelve years ago, but when Candlewick Press announced it was planning to reissue it, I felt compelled to glance at the text again. Huldbrand and Undine's story basically stayed the same, but I began to feel they wanted it told in a slightly different way."

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