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The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
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The House of Dies Drear (original 1968; edition 2006)

by Virginia Hamilton (Author)

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A black family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.
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Title:The House of Dies Drear
Authors:Virginia Hamilton (Author)
Info:Aladdin (2006), Edition: Reissue, 256 pages
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The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton (Author) (1968)

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  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
A young boy and his family move into a house filled with ghosts and drama dating from the time of the Underground Railroad. ( )
  LindaLeeJacobs | Feb 15, 2020 |
I'm very sorry to have missed my book group meeting where this book was discussed. I found it very spooky and felt a little lost much of the time. Very different than I had expected. ( )
  njcur | Jun 26, 2017 |
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  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
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Thomas Small, his parents, and twin brothers leave their home in North Carolina for Ohio where Mr. Small has a job teaching history at a college. The time of the setting of the story is at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960's.Their new home has previously been a station on the Underground Railroad. Mr. Thomas received a report that stated Dies Drear, the original owner, and two slaves had been murdered at the house. One additional slave had been at the house at the time of the murder. The caretaker of the house is an elderly man named Mr. Pluto.
 

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Hamilton, VirginiaAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keith, ErosIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morrissey, GeorgiaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thigpen, LynneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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A black family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.

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