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The house in Poplar Wood / K.E. Ormsbee.

Ormsbee, Katie, author. (Author). Ormsbee, K. E. (Added Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J ORM (Text) 33500012835716 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J ORM (Text) 33500012835724 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781452149868
  • ISBN: 1452149860
  • Physical Description: 333 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2018]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: The Vickery twins, Lee and Felix, live in a house in Poplar Wood, where, because of the "Agreement," their mother serves Memory, and their father assists Death, and only Lee is allowed to leave the house, except for Halloween; but when a local girl is murdered, Gretchen Whipple, daughter of the mayor, offers the boys a deal--help her solve the crime and she will help them break the Agreement, and regain their freedom.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 July #1
    The house in Poplar Wood sits on the outskirts of town. It's here that two Shades reside and conduct their business—Death from his side of the house, Memory from hers—each with the help of a human apprentice. It is also home to Felix and Lee Vickery, twin boys, who are expected to take over their parents' apprenticeships one day. In town, Gretchen Whipple seethes at being barred from the "family business" of summoning (performing rites to keep the Shades in check), simply because she's not firstborn. When she overhears a conversation suggesting that a high-school girl's recent death wasn't an accident, as reported, she decides to find out what really happened, though it means teaming up with the "enemy" Vickery boys. Narration shifts among the three kids, drawing readers into their secretive worlds, and the foreboding atmosphere perfectly matches the dark mystery and high stakes confronting the middle-schoolers. In their search for truth, they are able to see beyond old family prejudices, while Ormsbee's invented mythology bestows complexity and richness to the story.  Grades 5-8. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

K. E. Ormsbee hails from the Bluegrass State and lives in Austin, Texas. Halloween is her favorite day of the year, and she believes you're never too old to dress up. She is also the author of The Water and the Wild and The Doorway and the Deep.

Subject: Occult fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Mystery fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Brothers > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Supernatural > Fiction.
Twins > Juvenile fiction.
Twins > Fiction.
Death. > Juvenile fiction.
Death. > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Juvenile fiction.
Death > Juvenile fiction.
Twins > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers > Juvenile fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Mystery and detective stories.
Supernatural > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Twins > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Issues > Death & Dying.
Brothers.
Death.
Detective and mystery stories.
Murder > Investigation.
Paranormal fiction.
Twins.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Paranormal fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
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