A Ghost in the House

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There is something very strange about Sarah Prescott's new home. At first, everything seemed fine, but as soon as her great aunt moves in, strange things begin to happen. the rooms get deathly cold. Lights turn on by themselves. And Sarah hears strange footsteps in the upstairs hall. Sarah knows that she's not imagining things. But is her new house really haunted?

Strange things happen when twelve-year-old Sarah is alone in the house ...

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Overview

"This can't be happening..."

There is something very strange about Sarah Prescott's new home. At first, everything seemed fine, but as soon as her great aunt moves in, strange things begin to happen. the rooms get deathly cold. Lights turn on by themselves. And Sarah hears strange footsteps in the upstairs hall. Sarah knows that she's not imagining things. But is her new house really haunted?

Strange things happen when twelve-year-old Sarah is alone in the house with Great Aunt Margaret, who appears to be the victim of a ghost seeking revenge for a death in the past.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sarah's dream has finally come true--a beautiful room with a fireplace in a big house in the suburbs. But when financial troubles hit her family, that dream becomes a nightmare. Her ailing, cantankerous Great-Aunt, owner of the house, comes to stay--and with her, strange and frightening ghostly visits. Sarah and her aunt are forced to bond together--first, in self-defense; and then in friendship. This finely crafted, spine-tingling ghost story from the author of The Dollhouse Murders and Christina's Ghost offers such chilling occurrences as unexplained footsteps, objects moving of their own accord and Aunt Margaret's wheelchair spinning wildly. These episodes are masterfully balanced with a touching, true-to-life story of the awkward friendship between Sarah and her dour aunt--who surprise themselves by discovering in each other a kindred spirit. Ages 8-12. (Nov.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
A master of ghost stories, Wright provides readers with yet another well-written chiller. Lights go out; doors slam unexpectedly, and things move by themselves. What is going on at great-aunt Margaret's house? Sarah is determined to find the answers, and together, she and her aunt come face to face with a ghost-someone from great-aunt Margaret's past.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- Life seems perfect for 12-year-old Sarah Prescott when her family moves into her great-aunt's big, old house. For the first time in her life, she has a beautiful room of her own with a fireplace. But Sarah's world suddenly crumbles when Aunt Margaret returns from the nursing home and reclaims the perfect bedroom. Not only does she have to help care for the disagreeable invalid, but also Sarah can no longer have sleep-overs, and she is blamed for the strange events that occur whenever she and her aunt are alone in the house. Objects move, things fall off shelves, steps are heard in the attic, and it's always cold. Gradually the elderly woman realizes that the ghost of someone she knew as a child has returned, seeking revenge for a tragedy that occurred more than a half-century earlier. Readers who believe in ghosts will enjoy Wright's spine-tingling descriptions as Margaret and Sarah join forces to overcome their fear and protect themselves. Those who can't suspend disbelief will still find a good story about an intergenerational relationship that grows and a family's ability to pull together to face a problem. --Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, Austin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590436038
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2004

    A Lifetime Favorite!

    Have read it every year or so since I was nine, and I'm now a few weeks from my college graduation. It is the best!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2006

    OutStanding Work

    This is an amazing book one of my favorites. I love the way that Ms. Wright put the story together and she gave a lot ove details which really made me more interested in reading the book. I usually dont read books but i fell in love with this book and all the stories that she writes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2003

    A intresting book.

    I liked how it was all set up in the form of the old house and how the ghost was in it. The title gives the story to you, and it tells how the ghost was there. I liked that a lot. The form was intresting and it was neat to read. The book was in a stage that I liked so much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2002

    Great book!

    This book is a really good book. It's full of suspense and excitment! I recommend it to anyone...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2001

    The Outstanding Work of Betty

    I read this book from my school library. I love mysteries and scary stories, and this one is definetly scary, plus it has a hint of a mystery in it. In one part, Sarah and Aunt Margaret think they've goten rid of the ghost, but his key into the house returned and he's back!!!! I recoomend this to many readers who love mysteries plus scary stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2000

    cool

    i would really recomend this book to family and friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2000

    Wasn't the best book, but it was good.

    This book was acutally okay, at first I was like, yea, boring, but then I got into it and it turned out to be good. At a point in reading it, I thought I was hearing noises, luckly it was just a friend of mine, and not a real ghost.

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