Twelve-year-old Mary Hayes can't stand her orphanage. But when an attempted escape doesn't go quite as well as she'd hoped, Mary fears she'll be stuck in the Buffalo Asylum for Young Ladies forever. The very next day, a mysterious woman named Madame Z appears at the orphanage requesting to adopt Mary. The matron's all too happy to get the girl off her hands. Soon, Mary is fed a hearty meal, dressed in a clean, new nightgown and shown to a soft bed with blankets piled high. She can hardly believe she isn't dreaming! But when Mary begins to explore the strange town nearby, she learns a terrifying secret about Madame Z's identity. If Mary is not careful, her new home might just turn into a nightmare.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Katherine Marsh is the Edgar Award-winning author of The Night Tourist, The Twilight Prisoner, and Jepp, Who Defied the Stars. She grew up in New York with her Russian grandmother who lovingly prepared many of the dishes in this book. Katherine currently lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, two children, two cats, and two chickens.
Laural began working in regional theater as an actor at the age of 17. She has done over 20 years of stage work, and 16 years of audio book narration, having narrated over 100 titles in all genres. In addition, Laural has directed well over 100 audio titles, providing expertise on both sides of the microphone. In acknowledgement for years of excellence at her craft, Laural has received AudioFile's 'Earphones Award' many times over.