Goody Hall

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An out-of-work actor, Hercules Feltwright, stumbles into a job tutoring Willet Goody, the only child of a widow living in a large, lonely house. Willet quickly involves his tutor in the search to discover the truth about his father. The mystery unfolds with the discovery of hidden treasure, a gypsy séance, and the frightening exploration of the tomb of Midas Goody.

The new tutor at Goody Hall is pleased with his job but can't help ...

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Overview

An out-of-work actor, Hercules Feltwright, stumbles into a job tutoring Willet Goody, the only child of a widow living in a large, lonely house. Willet quickly involves his tutor in the search to discover the truth about his father. The mystery unfolds with the discovery of hidden treasure, a gypsy séance, and the frightening exploration of the tomb of Midas Goody.

The new tutor at Goody Hall is pleased with his job but can't help feeling there is something peculiar about the household.

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Goody Hall is an unusual mystery that is rightly named; for Goody Hall seems almost to bewitch those who come in contact with it. The whole story has a dreamlike, allegorical quality that perfectly matches the setting. . . . an imaginative story for discriminating readers.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

Goody Hall is one of those rare publishing miracles, a book to delight readers of all ages.”—The Boston Globe

“In the marvelously evoked atmosphere of a country establishment surrounded by legends of a costumed robber, Mrs. Babbitt moves precisely and lightly to a happy finale. Adults as well as children will be satisfied with this story for reading aloud.”—Washington Post Book World

“A delightfully zany yarn.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“This book is enchanting, written with comic artistry.”—Books for New Age Children and Youth

“The tidy, satisfying-for-everyone ending is perfectly in keeping with the skillfully wrought tale. The writing is the kind adults will enjoy sharing with children.”—The Horn Book Magazine

“A young hero hired as tutor in an isolated house; an empty tomb, a séance, and a statue filled with stolen jewels; a double glimpsed in a night garden; and a bang-up Victorian happy ending. Another delicious blend of style, wit, and adventure.”—Kirkus Reviews

Goody Hall belongs on the list of timeless classics. While the book may age, the story doesn’t. It’s a book that is as much a pleasure to read as a child as it is for an adult. There is mystery, humor, history, and legend, all wrapped up in a wonderfully told story about interesting, likable people. And the fiery finish will captivate even the most jaded of children. . . . Whether this will be the first or fifteenth time you’ve read it, it’s worth every second.”—Armchair Interviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312369835
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 8/21/2007
  • Edition description: STRIPPABLE
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 675,950
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 7.65 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

A gifted artist and writer, Natalie Babbitt is the award-winning author of the modern classic Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, Kneeknock Rise and many other brilliantly original books for young people. She began her career in 1966 as the illustrator of The Forty-ninth Magician, a collaboration with her husband. When her husband became a college president and no longer had time to collaborate, Babbitt tried her hand at writing. Her first novel, The Search for Delicious, established her gift for writing magical tales with profound meaning. Kneeknock Rise earned her a Newbery Honor Medal, and in 2002, Tuck Everlasting was adapted into a major motion picture. Natalie Babbitt lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a grandmother of three.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Ok

    Goody Hall is one of those books that keeps you thinking and guessing until the end. There was a good plot line, but the ending was somewhat confusing.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2011

    good book

    omg this book is awesome it tells about a true life

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Patrons

    If you are going to communiicate with me use proper English

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2003

    A fine rich home.

    The author takes you to an expensive house townspeople admire. But, the house has only two residents and it doesn't seem to be a HOME for them. A stranger is hired as a tutor for the boy. The two have studies at the bottom of their list of activities. There is an important mystery to solve by the tutor and by the reader. Try to guess the results before the last three chapters.

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    Posted March 25, 2011

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