Peg Kehret Horror at the Haunted House

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Horror at the Haunted House

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It was a job any kid would kill for: to play a role in the Historical Society's Haunted House Halloween fundraising event. Ellen Streater was thrilled to play Joan of Arc, burning at the stake. It was for a good cause—to benefit the eerie old Clayton House, soon to reopen as a museum. They said the house was haunted. Ellen didn't believe it—until she felt a strange, icy feeling when she touched the beautiful Fairylustre bowl. Then she saw the ghost in the mirror—a beautiful phantom who beckoned her into a nightmare beyond her wildest dreams.
 
"Entertaining and appealing, with lively and believable young people and a personable ghost." —School Library Journal

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Peg Kehret Peg Kehret lives with her husband, Carl, and their animal friends in an old farmhouse in Washington State. They have two grown children and four grandchildren. They enjoy traveling throughout the U.S., where Peg speaks at schools, sharing her enthusiasm about books and writing. Peg's popular novels for young readers frequently appear on award lists. Her Minstrel titles include Horror at the Haunted House; Nightmare Mountain (Nebraska Golden Sower Award; Award Honor Book; Iowa Children's Choice Award); Sisters, Long Ago ( International Reading Association Young Adults' Choice); Cages (an ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers); Terror at the Zoo (International Reading Association Young Adults' Choice); and her forthcoming series, Frightmares.

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Grade 5-7-- Ellen and Cory, last seen in Terror at the Zoo (Cobblehill, 1992), agree to participate in a haunted house with a historical theme to raise money for an old mansion that is to be converted to a museum. As Joan of Arc, Ellen is tied to a stake while fake flames engulf her. In her time off, she admires the mansion's Wedgewood collection, especially the Fairylustre china. This interest attracts the attention of the ghost of the former mistress of the home, whom no one but Ellen (and in one incident, a sleepwalking Cory) can see. As Ellen attempts to discover what Lydia wants, she also uncovers a scheme involving the theft of the china; before the resolution of the mystery, she is in danger of meeting the same fate as Joan. The plot will keep readers involved and the inclusion of a ghost will satisfy requests for a scary book. Characterization is consistent with that in the previous title, although this one is more entertaining and appealing, with lively and believable young people and a personable ghost. A good addition to leisure reading collections. --Bruce Anne Shook, Mendenhall Middle School, Greensboro, NC
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