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The House in Poplar Wood

Written and illustrated by K. E. Ormsbee
Published by Chronicle Books
Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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Haunted Mansion meets Stranger Things

★ “A smart, thrilling mystery” -Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “Magical elements, evocative, intelligent writing, and ever-ratcheting suspense.”-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The foreboding atmosphere perfectly matches the dark mystery and high stakes confronting the middle-schoolers.” –Booklist

For as long as the Vickery twins can remember, Lee and his mother have served Memory, while Felix and his father assist Death. This is the Agreement. But one Halloween, Gretchen Whipple smashes her way into their lives. Her bargain is simple: If the twins help her solve the murder of local girl Essie Hasting, she’ll help them break the Agreement. The more the three investigate, however, the more they realize that something’s gone terribly wrong in their town. Death is on the loose, and if history repeats itself, Essie’s might not be the last murder in Poplar Wood. Simultaneously heartwarming and delightfully spooky, The House in Poplar Wood is a story about a boy’s desire to be free, a girl’s desire to make a difference, and a family’s desire to be together again.

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Who Wrote The House in Poplar Wood

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K. E. Ormsbee

K. E. Ormsbee hails from the Bluegrass State and lives in Austin, Texas. Halloween is her favorite day of the year, and she believes you’re never too old to dress up. She is also the author of The Water and the Wild and The Doorway and the Deep.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1452149860
ISBN 13:
9781452149868
Publication Date:
August 28, 2018