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

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

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by Sarah Masters Buckey
 

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Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia’s New York City 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 home-until she learns

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Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia’s New York City 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 home-until she learns there’s a terrible curse on the building’s owner, Horace Raven! Are strange things happening because of the curse-or is something else scaring the residents from Ravenscourt? It’s up to Samantha and Nellie to find out! Includes a "Looking Back" historical essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609583071
Publisher:
AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date:
03/25/2013
Series:
American Girl Mysteries Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
709,946
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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The Curse of Ravenscourt: A Samantha Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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?
BHfamily More than 1 year ago
"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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
futureauthor888 More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is an American Girl doll fan would love this book about Samantha, an eleven year old in the year 1906. Samantha's house is being renovated, so she and her three sisters, her aunt, and uncle, must move into an "apartment hotel" for a few weeks. Apartment hotels were luxuroius, large hotels for  the wealthy in the early 1900's. Samantha hears that the hotel is cursed, and many strange and sometimes dangerous things start happening to people in the hotel. People were overly superstitious in the early 1900's, and Samantha really starts to believe in the curse. However, she soon finds out that a person, not a curse, is causing the happenings, and must find out which of the hotel employees is the culprit. Overall, the beginning half of the book is kind of slow and dry, but gets better as it goes on. I liked the part at the end where Samantha and her sister fight the culprit and help send him or her to jail. The end of the book is very happy. Overall good book. The end has a looking back historical section about how "ghosts" were made for shows in the early 1900's, and why buildings usually skip the 13th floor. It also includes information about the history of elevators.    
CheesyPrincess More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This ia good mystery full of action. Great descriptive details of New York City 100 years ago. My only complaint is the lack of illustrations.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DO NOT WANT BOOK SOUNDS SCARY DO NOT MENCHINE!!!!!!!!