Whispers in the Graveyard

Front Cover
Mammoth, 1995 - Cemeteries - 127 pages
7 Reviews
Solomon is very angry--at the teachers and his father who have failed him, at the mother who has left him, and also at himself. He can't bear to be at school or at home. His refuge is one corner of the church graveyard, where nothing flourishes except a single rowan tree. Then one day, workmen uproot the tree and, as it dies, a terrible force comes to life. Solomon hears whispers and first-grader Amy Miller dreams of a strange lady with an alluring song. Solomon finds out the graveyard was both the site of a witch hunt and the burial place for small pox victims. Did the witch leave a curse for the miller's descendants? Solomon must uncover the mysteries of the past and save Amy. Can he find the strength to fight the ancient and evil power that has been unleashed?

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Whispers in the Graveyard

User Review  - Skye Glover - Goodreads

When I read it at school, I though it was a amazing book which made my heart beat. I don't want to give anything away but... There is a 12 yr old boy named Solomon who has Dyslexia (That's all I'm ... Read full review

Review: Whispers in the Graveyard

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I was very disappointed after finishing this book, and I don't know on what grounds it won the Carnegie Medal. In short, it deals with too many plots and genres at the same time, not taking any of ... Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

26 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information