The Curse of Ravenscourt: A Samantha Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

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Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia's NYC brownstone is being expanded to make more room for Samantha and the three O'Malley sisters. While the renovation is underway, the family moves to an apartment on the top floor of Ravenscourt, a fashionable new 13-story "apartment-hotel." Samantha is excited about their luxurious new digs--until she learns there's a terrible curse on the building's owner, Horace Raven! From the day Samantha and Nellie arrive at Ravenscourt, one thing after another goes alarmingly wrong. With the...
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Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia's NYC brownstone is being expanded to make more room for Samantha and the three O'Malley sisters. While the renovation is underway, the family moves to an apartment on the top floor of Ravenscourt, a fashionable new 13-story "apartment-hotel." Samantha is excited about their luxurious new digs--until she learns there's a terrible curse on the building's owner, Horace Raven! From the day Samantha and Nellie arrive at Ravenscourt, one thing after another goes alarmingly wrong. With the heating system on the fritz, rats in the walls, and the elevator crashing, tenants begin moving out. Worst of all for Samantha and Nellie, the little O'Malley girls get sick--and Aunt Cornelia makes a hasty and mystifying departure to visit her mother in Connecticut, leaving the girls alone at Ravenscourt with grumpy housekeeper Gertrude. Are all these troubles happening because of the curse--or is something else scaring the residents from Ravenscourt?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584859871
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/15/2004
  • Series: American Girl Mysteries Series
  • Pages: 181
  • Sales rank: 323,714
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 6.96 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2008

    Amazing!!!

    I love this book! There's a lot of suspense and so much action going on! I like American Girl but I definitely love Samantha because, well, my name IS Samantha! How funny is that?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

    "The Curse of Ravenscourt" is a wonderful book about a

    "The Curse of Ravenscourt" is a wonderful book about a girl named Samantha.  
    Samantha is not afraid of anything.  She lives with her Aunt Cornelia and her Uncle Gard.  
    She has three adopted sisters named Nellie, Bridget, and Jenny.
     One day when their house is under construction, Samantha and her sisters go to Ravenscourt.
    But soon after they arrive, strange thing begin to happen.  
    Samantha hears about a curse on the building's owner.  
    So is it the curse, or is something else causing trouble at Ravenscourt?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Awesome

    I am eleven years old and american girl mysteries are perfect for me you should also go on the website i love american girl magazines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 6, 2012

    Amazing, story, mystery, and plot.

    I would highly recommend this book, it keeps you in suspense, is dramatic, and has very interesting characters and details. This is a MUST READ!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

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    A One-of-a-Kind Mystery

    The Curse of Ravenscourt by Sarah Masters Buckey is an American Girl mystery book about Samantha Parkington, an American Girl historical character growing up during the early twentieth century. Samantha is an orphan who is currently living with her Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia and her three adopted sisters, also her best friends: Nellie, Bridget, and Jenny. Samantha and her family are staying over at a hotel called Ravenscourt. Ravenscourt seems great, but things start to go wrong. Samantha sees the unlucky number of 13 written in red on the walls. Rats are also being found in their suite. Not only that, but some of Samantha's sisters seemed to have come down with chickenpox. Also, Samantha's Aunt Cornelia seems to have something that is troubling her for se is moving out of their suite. Samantha is worried what's wrong. Soon, the strange incidents aren't just happening in their apartment, but happening in other parts of Ravenscourt as well, such as the elevator. Samantha and Nellie are trying to evaluate one-by-one who could be the possible culprit behind these happenings. But with each new clue, the mystery goes deeper and becomes even more mazy. But Samantha and Nellie aren't about to give up what is really happening to their family and the hotel, but what they discover is not what it seems. This five-star worthy book is for any girl who loves mystery, drama, paranormal activity, American Girl, or is a fan of Samantha Parkington, this book is no doubt for you! I was extremely satisfied when I finished reading this book, for it was one of the best mysteries I ever came upon to read. i definetely hope you love this truly one-of-a-kind, mazy mystery just as much as I did!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2007

    A great story

    I loved reading this book, the ending was not partical given away like in most books and it was fun to guess the along to find out the mystery. The author did a teriffic job and I LOVED the ending!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2007

    WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN A CURSED HOTEL?

    Samantha in living in a cursed apartment-hotel complex while her house is being renovated. Freaky things have been happening like: falling elevators, rats, and the unlucky 13 written on a brass plaque over the number 12. This book gave me shivers of exciement and fear!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Sounds scary

    DO NOT WANT BOOK SOUNDS SCARY DO NOT MENCHINE!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

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    Is It Real?

    The Curse of Ravenscourt by Sarah Masters Buckey was great! This novel is great for young readers that enjoy mysteries. The storyline will hold the attention of the reader and keep him/her in suspense until the end. This book has plenty of suspense to intrigue readers and fascinate the mind. Is it a curse or a ghost or a human being behind the "accidents" or "tricks" at Ravenscourt? Find out when you read this great mystery and suspense thriller.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2008

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    dear samantha fan,like all american girl mysteries,this one had it's downfall.which was:lack of artwork.don't worry it still had a great storyline!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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