Sylvania Kendrick's parents die on her eleventh birthday. Her father's cousin becomes her guardian, and banishes her to Haven House to live with a disgraced cousin that no one likes. When she arrives at Haven House, however, she becomes intrigued with her beautiful cousin Ginny. Why was she sent to Haven House? Why doesn't anyone like her? With her new friend, Allan, Sally finds a clue that only deepens the mystery. Then when her new home becomes threatened, the two are plunged into a race against time. Will they be able to find the answers in time to save her now beloved Haven House?
|Publisher:||All About Kids Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Barbara Anne Olds began making up stories the moment she learned to talk, and started writing them down as soon as she learned how to write, completing her first short story at the age of eight. She inherited a love of reading from her father and became a bona fide bookworm. Her love of learning and writing continued into high school where she won writing awards and earned an Academic Letter. She became interested in the Regency period in her teens and enjoys traveling to England for research. Her other interests include photography and painting. She currently lives in Bend, Oregon with her cat Phoebe.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book. I was privledged enogh to get to read the book in its first stage. This book is great for all ages even those who have read books like this for many years. Dont miss reading this wonderfully written book.
I also got to read the manuscript, for my opinion. Even though I am a 'grown up', I enjoyed it very much, it really took me back to when I was Sally's age, I really imagined/wanted just that sort of adventure!
Where do I start?... My daughter had the privilege of reading the manuscript, a while back. That evening after my daughter went to bed, I snuck a peek. I read the whole book that night, and it took me back to the time when I was her age. A time when dreaming that an exciting adventure could still happen to me. My daughter finished it the next day, but I'll let her tell you how she liked it. I would recommend this book to any who enjoy a good mystery, no matter what your age.