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The House of Dies Drear Reissue Edition
Contributor(s): Hamilton, Virginia

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ISBN: 1416914056     ISBN-13: 9781416914051
Publisher: Aladdin
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2006

Annotation: In this Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning novel, a black family moves into an enormous house once used to hide runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
African Americans; Juvenile fiction.
African Americans; Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2006272081
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 5.25" H x 7.75" W x 0.50" (0.38 lbs) 244 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 228
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 9.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q05384
Reading Level: 5.9   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 13.0
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Publisher Description:
The house held secrets, Thomas knew, even before he first saw it looming gray and massive on its ledge of rock. It had a century-old legend -- two fugitive slaves had been killed by bounty hunters after leaving its passageways, and Dies Drear himself, the abolitionist who had made the house into a station on the Underground Railroad, had been murdered there. The ghosts of the three were said to walk its rooms....

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