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The House on Parchment Street (original 1973; edition 1973)

by Patricia A. McKillip, Charles Robinson (Illustrator)

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Title:The House on Parchment Street
Authors:Patricia A. McKillip
Other authors:Charles Robinson (Illustrator)
Info:New York: Atheneum, 1973 (1973), Hardcover
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The House on Parchment Street by Patricia A. McKillip (1973)

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It was okay–I liked the realistic description of interactions between happen-to-be-related children, but I’m not keen on ghost stories in general. They just…don’t do much for me. Bar The Graveyard Book, but that’s different. [Nov. 2008] ( )
  maureene87 | Apr 4, 2013 |
Much of what I said about The Night Gift applies here as well.

This is one of her earliest books (her second, I think?) and it still doesn't have that trademark "McKillip" style. And, also like Night Gift, it doesn't seem the slightest bit dated, despite it having been written nearly forty years ago.

It's the story of two cousins who discover ghosts in their basement and decide to find out what they're doing there. It's a lovely, sweet story, and I suspect that if I'd found and read it at a younger age, I would have adored it.

Alas, I've grown up.
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  Melanti | Mar 30, 2013 |
A nice ghost story with an interesting puzzle and realistic but engaging teen age protagonists. ( )
  Helcura | Jul 28, 2009 |
Carol seems to be having an awful time visiting her aunt, uncle, and cousin, Bruce, in England. She's miserable and freaked out by all the ghosts she keeps seeing in the cellar. She discovers that Bruce is hiding secrets of his own- including the fact that he's seeing the ghosts, too. She and Bruce unravel the mystery of why these very real ghosts are haunting the basement and who they are- while forging a friendship and solving some of the problems Bruce is having adjusting. ( )
  t1bclasslibrary | Apr 8, 2007 |
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Carol Christopher puffed her cheeks, sighed, and sat down on her suitcases in the
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While staying with her cousin in England, a young girl helps him find a way of helping the troubled ghosts inhabiting the cellar of the house.

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