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 aren’t 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 Lissa’s help if she and Georgie everhope 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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User Review  - ZoeSNicholson - LibraryThing

WOW! What an amazing, well written story! The author has some great imagery in the book; it's one of those books that I could close my eyes and picture it happening. I enjoyed how Downing created "two ... Read full review

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User Review  - agrudzien - LibraryThing

Narrated by Diana and Georgie, this book is the story of their death and afterlife. When the new caretaker brings his daughter, Lissa, to the old Willis place, Diana is so desperate to have a friend ... Read full review

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MARY DOWNING HAHN, a former children's librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Wait Till Helen Comes, which is being adapted for film. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her cat, Oscar. Visit her online at www.marydowninghahnbooks.com.

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