The Riddle of Penncroft Farm

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Lars Olafson moves with his parents to the old family farm near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to live with his aged aunt Cass. Lars is miserable-until he meets Geordie, a ghost whose stories of the Revolutionary War are as exciting as those of an eyewitness. When Aunt Cass dies suddenly, Lars is faced with a mystery linked to the Revolutionary War-and Geordi's ghostly stories are his only chance of solving it. 4-1/2 X 7.

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Overview

Lars Olafson moves with his parents to the old family farm near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to live with his aged aunt Cass. Lars is miserable-until he meets Geordie, a ghost whose stories of the Revolutionary War are as exciting as those of an eyewitness. When Aunt Cass dies suddenly, Lars is faced with a mystery linked to the Revolutionary War-and Geordi's ghostly stories are his only chance of solving it. 4-1/2 X 7.

Author Biography: DOROTHEA JENSEN is a former teacher of English. She wrote The Riddle of Penncroft Farm to make the American Revolution come alive for her own children. She lives in southern New Hampshire.

Lars Olafson's move to a farm near Valley Forge brings him friendship with the ghost of an eighteenth-century ancestor who recounts his adventures during the American Revolution.

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“A fascinating merge of contemporary concerns...and historical fact.”—Booklist
“An entertaining mystery.”—School Library Journal
“Brings the past to life.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152164416
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Great Episodes
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 231,048
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.56 (w) x 7.03 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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DOROTHEA JENSEN is a former teacher of English. She wrote The Riddle of Penncroft Farm to make the American Revolution come alive for her own children. She lives in southern New Hampshire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2009

    Loved it then.

    I read this book 11 years ago when I was in 3rd grade and loved it then. It's on thoes books that just stays with you for years, its absorbing and thoughtful and gives a good lesson.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2009

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    edwardtastic

    i hate every book besides twilight

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2005

    the student

    im in 5th grade and were reading this book its realy quite fassinating its informitive about the revolutinary war

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2003

    From a teacher

    I read this to my 4th grade class every year. Each day they can not wait to hear the next chapter! They love listening for clues to solve the many 'riddles' in this book and, at the same time, they learn so much about the revolutionary war in our state, Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    Lars and a Shade?

    I thought that The Riddle of Pencroft Farm was an awesome book I loved how it had a mystery and a historical fiction I thought there was great description.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2002

    Good historical fiction

    this book was very exciting..the stories from the ghost soon became interminable, but very well written otherwise.

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