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The Light on Hogback Hill

About The Book

On Halloween night, Hadley and her new friend Josh journey to the top of Hogback Hill to solve a mystery that has haunted their town for years, but instead they discover an old woman with a tragic past.

When the new kid in town, Josh, wonders what is behind the terrible songs that the kids in school sing, Hadley tells him of the creepy stories about the old hunchback that lives on the hill with a hundred black cats. The legend is that if you go up there and disturb her, she’ll turn you into a cat.

Hadley can see the light on the hill from her bedroom window, but she wouldn’t dare tell her friends that the stories often give her nightmares…

​But when Halloween night comes around, Josh talks Hadley into taking the terrifying journey up Hogback Hill to solve the mystery. While they search for the truth behind the haunting stories, Josh and Hadley discover a very old secret that someone wants to make sure is kept.

About The Authors

Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling titles for young readers.

Cynthia De Felice is the author of many bestselling titles for young readers, including the novels Wild LifeThe Ghost of Cutler CreekSignal, and The Missing Manatee, as well as the picture books, One Potato, Two Potato, and Casey in the Bath. Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children's Books and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, among numerous other honors. 

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