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The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

by Mary Downing Hahn

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The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn

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When twelve-year-old Florence boards the crowded horse-drawn coach in London, she looks forward to a new life with her great uncle and aunt at Crutchfield Hall, an old manor house in the English countryside. Anything will be better, she thinks, than the grim London orphanage where she has lived since her parents' death.

But Florence doesn't expect the ghost of her cousin Sophia, who haunts the cavernous rooms and dimly lit hallways of Crutchfield and concocts a plan to use Florence to help her achieve her murderous goals. Will Florence be able to convince the others in the household of the imminent danger and stop Sophia before it's too late?

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"A deliciously spine-tingling tale that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy. Grades 4-6." - School Library Journal

"Starred Review. Hahn is a master of the supernatural tale, and her legions of fans will revel in this chilling volume, reminiscent of Dickens and Poe." - Kirkus Reviews

", Hahn once again creates a brooding atmosphere and a powerful, chilling ghost in a gothic mystery that explores family, the love of reading, and the dangers of revenge. Grades 4-7." - Booklist

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Arianna Kelsey

The Ghost Of Crutchfield Hall is a great title
This book was age appropriate for every child. I found this book was definitely worth a five star rating. It was about this girl Florence who just left and orphanage boarding a horse drawn coach going to live with her uncle at Crutchfield Hall. She meets her dead cousin Sophia in a form of a ghost. Sophia wants her to help kill her brother and recreate the scene of her death so she can be restored to life. Find out and read what happens next!

Cherish Tammara Davis

Very Interesting!
I loved this book. I bought it from a book store and it was very mysterious and interesting. I love the author's books, too. Everyday a read it over and over again i wanted to see what was going to happen next. You should read this book because it is awesome.

cutie447

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This book best book ever!

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Mary Downing Hahn

Mary Downing Hahn, a former children's librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus.

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