Betty Ren Wright The Ghost of Popcorn Hill

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The Ghost of Popcorn Hill

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9780590478731: The Ghost of Popcorn Hill

Falling in love with their family's new cabin on Popcorn Hill, Martin and Peter are alarmed when they hear ghostly laughter in their room, and wonder if the sheepdog they befriend is connected. By the author of The Dollhouse Murders. Reprint.

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Betty Ren Wright is the best-selling author of many books for children, inclduing "The Dollhouse Murders" and "Christina's Ghost", both of which received the Texas Bluebonnet Award. She live in Racine, Wisconsin.

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When Martin and Peter encounter the lonely ghosts of a farmer and a sheepdog, they try to reunite the pair. At the same time, the boys begin to appreciate the companionship and loving nature of Rosie, their own dog. Wright's eerie, frequently somber details will easily beguile readers: "Moonlight shone right through the mournful face, the raggedy trousers held up with red suspenders, and the tattered shirt. He looked like a ghostly scarecrow." Forthright descriptions of the novel's picturesque setting create a marked contrast to the dim and haunting images. "From the top of Popcorn Hill you could see for miles. Fruit trees, with blossoms that looked like popcorn, dotted the hillside. Beyond were meadows and a creek, and there were woods everywhere." These youngsters are flesh-and-blood creations (unlike some of their encounters); the most reluctant readers will be cheering them on every step of the way. With a skill and style somewhat unusual for this genre, Ritz's handsomely shaded, full-page drawings add considerable atmosphere. Ages 8-12.
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