The House of Dies Drear

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About The Book

The house held secrets, Thomas knew, even before he first saw it looming gray and massive on its ledge of rock. It had a century-old legend -- two fugitive slaves had been killed by bounty hunters after leaving its passageways, and Dies Drear himself, the abolitionist who had made the house into a station on the Underground Railroad, had been murdered there. The ghosts of the three were said to walk its rooms....

About The Author

The recipient of nearly every major award and honor in her field, including the 1992 Hans Christian Anderson Award, Virgina Hamilton was the first African-American woman to be awarded the Newbery Medal, for M.C. Higgins The Great. Renowned as a storyteller, anthologist and lecturer as well as a novelist, Ms. Hamilton makes her home in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (January 2006)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416914051
  • Grades: 6 - 9
  • Ages: 11 - 14

Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
  • SLJ Best of the Best Books
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award

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