Christina is not looking forward to spending the summer with Uncle Ralph. She dreads the long days in the spooky, isolated Victorian mansion especially because Uncle Ralph dislikes her and there are no childen nearby to play with. Things change, however, when she sees the ghostly figure of a small, sad boy who mysteriously disappears before she can talk to him. Convinced that he's a ghost, Christina sets out to discover why he's there. Could he be linked to the murders that happened in the house thirty years before? And what evil, chilling presence is lurking in the attic? Betty Ren Wright adroitly combines a suspenseful tale fo the supernatural with the touching story of two very different people who learn to like each other.
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Betty Ren Wright is the author of many popular books for children, including the best-selling The Dollhouse Murders, which won nine state awards, and Christina's Ghost, which won seven state awards. She lives in Wisconsin, where this story is set.From AudioFile:
Christina is devastated to find out she is going to spend most of her summer with her grouchy bookworm uncle. As she spends her time swimming, exploring the old Victorian mansion where they're house-sitting, and trying to make the best of things, she begins to realize there is something not quite right with the house. Carol Jordan Stewart conveys every ounce of Christina's frustration with Uncle Ralph and his refusal to accept the mystery at hand. Ralph himself comes across as both irritating and likable. Stewart heightens the suspense by speeding up her voice and adding all the right pauses, and the combination of fine narration and expert storytelling makes this traditional ghost story one that will keep listeners glued to their headphones. A.F. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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