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The Old Willis Place

A Ghost Story

August 20, 2007 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780618897414
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From master storyteller Mary Downing Hahn, a chilling ghost story rich in secrets and surprises, in the tradition of her most successful spine-tingling novels.

Mary Downing Hahn weaves a tale of two children who live near a decaying Victorian mansion, bound to the place by a mysterious set of rules. Only by connecting with the new girl who moves into the old Willis place can Diana and little brother George be free--but making contact with this girl would be a violation of the rules. The pursuit of friendship is at the heart of this haunting novel, and brilliant plot twists make The Old Willis Place an irresistible page turner.

About this Author

Mary Downing Hahn, a former children's librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories. Her work has won more than fifty child-voted state awards. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland. Visit her online at

ISBN: 9780618897414
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 216
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2007-08-20


"Hahn is a master at...suspense....Kids will love this; it's just the right mix of chilling and thrilling." 
-- Booklist

"The young characters...are sympathetic and believable...Spooky, but with an underlying sweetness."  -- Kirkus Reviews

"Hahn's sure hand at haunting is evident...creepy and'll need no ghostly assistance to fly off the shelves"  -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Masterfully constructed...taut, spooky, and fast-paced with amazingly credible, memorable characters...riveting...a story of friendship and redemption"  -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"A mystery intertwined with a ghost story...a delicate message of guilt, forgiveness, loyalty, and friendship...a satisfying ending." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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