Ghosts In The Gallery-Richard Williams, Barbara Brooks Wallace

  • Title: Ghosts In The Gallery
  • Author: Richard Williams, Barbara Brooks Wallace
  • Released: 2000-06-01
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  • Pages: 136
  • ISBN: 0689831757
  • ISBN13: 978-0689831751
  • ASIN: 0689831757


From School Library Journal Grade 3-6-After her mother dies, Jenny, 1l, arrives at Graymark House in the middle of the night after a long journey, only to be told that it is not her ancestral home. Although her mother always told her that her deceased father was a Graymark, the girl has no proof to validate her claim and the letter her dying mother sent never arrived. Faced with a return voyage to a place where she has no relatives left or becoming a servant to the family she thought would become hers, Jenny chooses to stay and work. Wallace spins a delightful tale of Dickensian treachery, betrayal, and triumph in a setting replete with fog, cliffs, and haunting portraits of long-gone family members. This melodramatic story is perfectly peppered with secrets and expectations, making it a first-rate choice.
Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, Austin
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From When her parents die abroad, 11-year-old Jenny is sent to the stately English home of the wealthy grandfather she's never known. But there's no warm welcome waiting for her; she's relegated to the cellar and made to work as a servant. Why didn't her grandfather receive her mother's final letter? Which servants should Jenny trust? Who's plotting to kill her? This period fiction tries to create lots of gloom and doom, but it's not nearly as entertaining as Wallace's gothic mystery Twin in the Tavern (1993). The laborious plot is contrived, and new characters keep arriving with each new twist and revelation. Of course, the abused orphan story--from Oliver Twist to Harry Potter--has enduring appeal. Hazel Rochman pdf
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