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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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Tags:Children's/YA Fiction

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The House on Parchment Street by Patricia A. McKillip (1973)


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This a children's ghost story, and a pretty mild one at that. It doesn't contain any of the fantasy elements that we expect in her books for adults, and is far less complex. But, wow, McKillip can write! I only meant to skim through it this time, but ended up getting sucked in for the evening. ( )
  SylviaC | Jan 20, 2016 |
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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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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