Eglantine

Eglantine

by Catherine Jinks
     
 

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Allie Gebhardt thought sharing a room with her younger brother Bethan was bad enough, but sharing a room with a ghost proves to be down right frightful. In this deliciously spooky tale, Allie’s family is haunted by Eglantine Higgins, the ghost of a young girl who used to live in their house. After mysterious writings appear on the walls of Bethan’s room

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Allie Gebhardt thought sharing a room with her younger brother Bethan was bad enough, but sharing a room with a ghost proves to be down right frightful. In this deliciously spooky tale, Allie’s family is haunted by Eglantine Higgins, the ghost of a young girl who used to live in their house. After mysterious writings appear on the walls of Bethan’s room, Bethan moves in with his older sister, much to her dismay. Irritated by her younger brother, Allie becomes determined to get rid of the unwanted guest in Bethan’s room. This suspenseful tale combines mystery, cleverness, and a little bit of humor to create a frightfully fun ghost story for younger readers.

Editorial Reviews

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"[Eglantine] is a delightful spine-tingler and a great read."  —The Sunday Tasmanian

"Young readers will enjoy unraveling the mystery along with Allie."  —The Oklahoman

The Oklahoman
Young readers will enjoy unraveling the mystery along with Allie.
School Library Journal

Gr 4-7- Allie didn't really mind moving into the old boarded up house that was built in 1886 because she would no longer have to share a room with her younger brother, Bethan. When the boy begins complaining about handwriting appearing on his bedroom walls at night and a nightmare that makes him feel like he's choking, he is moved into Allie's room. When a feng shui master, a psychic, and paranormal experts can't determine what's happening, Allie decides to take matters into her own hands. She begins to write down the text that appears on the wall and research the owners of the house at the library and online. The writing forms a story about Princess Emilie and her beloved who are kept apart by her father. Allie is sure that the unfinished story is the key to freeing the spirit of a girl named Eglantine who lived in the house and feels compelled to write the story on the walls and ceiling-but how can the spirit be put to rest? This exciting story of the paranormal is surprisingly believable. Melissa Chambers's narration adds depth to all the characters in Australian author Catherine Jinks's exciting tale. For listeners who enjoy spooky mysteries and resourceful heroines.-Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781741146585
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
Allie's Ghost Hunters Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Catherine Jinks is the author of more than 20 books for children and adults, including the award-winning Pagan series.

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