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At “Rowan Oak,” his home in Oxford, Mississippi, William Faulkner told ghost stories to the children in his family, including his only niece, Dean Faulkner Wells, who has recounted these stories in “The Ghosts of Rowan Oak.” Though the world knew Faulkner as a Nobel Prize-winning author, Dean and her cousins called him “Pappy,” and knew him as the teller of tales tragic, sorrowful, funny and sometimes terrifying. Presented here are the haunting and heartbreaking story of Judith, the family ghost or poltergeist; ...
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The Ghosts of Rowan Oak School Edition

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Overview

At “Rowan Oak,” his home in Oxford, Mississippi, William Faulkner told ghost stories to the children in his family, including his only niece, Dean Faulkner Wells, who has recounted these stories in “The Ghosts of Rowan Oak.” Though the world knew Faulkner as a Nobel Prize-winning author, Dean and her cousins called him “Pappy,” and knew him as the teller of tales tragic, sorrowful, funny and sometimes terrifying. Presented here are the haunting and heartbreaking story of Judith, the family ghost or poltergeist; the chilling tale of the Werewolf, and the macabre story of the Hound. This School Edition of “The Ghosts of Rowan Oak” contains a Study Guide including an illustrated short biography of William Faulkner, questions for class discussion, essay ideas, and vocabulary lists. Introduction by Willie Morris. (For middle grade students.)
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Editorial Reviews

Southern Living Magazine - Editorial Review
All three stories are deliciously frightening and told with moving simplicity.

Detroit Free Press - Book Review Editor
This book is Dean Faulkner Wells’ way of sharing her memories of “Pappy” with children everywhere.
Southern World Magazine - Book Editor
Dean Wells’ great respect and love for her “Pappy” shows through in her Rowan Oak chapter and in brief forewords and afterwords to the three ghost stories.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148564591
  • Publisher: Yoknapatawpha Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 83
  • Sales rank: 1,083,945
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 344 KB

Meet the Author

Dean Faulkner Wells (1936-2011) was the daughter of William Faulkner’s youngest brother, Dean Swift Faulkner, a pilot who was killed in a plane crash four months before she was born. William Faulkner, who she called Pappy, became her legal guardian. She was educated at the University of Mississippi and University of Geneva, Switzerland. Dean F. Wells and her husband, Larry, co-founded the Faux Faulkner parody contest and operated an independent publishing company, Yoknapatawpha Press, publisher of “The Faulkner Newsletter.” Wells’ stories and articles have appeared in Parade Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and The Paris Review. A contributing editor for Southern Magazine, she also edited “The Best of Bad Faulkner” (Harcourt-Brace), a collection of parodies from the Faux Faulkner Contest; the editor of “The Great American Writers’ Cookbook, Vols. I and II; The Great American Politicians’ Cookbook; and author of “Belle-Duck at the Peabody,” a children’s book about the ducks at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Before she died in July, 2011, her autobiography, “Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi,” was published by Crown.
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