The House in Poplar Woods

By: K.E. Ormsbee

Rites from the Book of Rites. Lee and his mother serve Memory, while Felix and his father assist Death. One Halloween, Gretchen Whipple proposes a bargain: if the twins help her solve a murder, she'll help them break the Agreement.

ISBN: 9781452149868

JLG Release: Oct 2018


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Topics: Action and adventure , Fantasy and magic , Horror , Adventure and adventurers , Friendship , Murder , Death , Memory , Twins , Brothers , Paranormal , Mystery and detective stories

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Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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In the atmospheric world of Ormsbee’s latest, Death, Memory, and Passion are all very much living beings, with one person playing each role in every town. The Vickery twins have always known their place within this paradigm. On one side of their house, Felix Vickery aids his father in serving Death, trying to keep the red candle of life burning f In the atmospheric world of Ormsbee’s latest, Death, Memory, and Passion are all very much living beings, with one person playing each role in every town. The Vickery twins have always known their place within this paradigm. On one side of their house, Felix Vickery aids his father in serving Death, trying to keep the red candle of life burning for those they can help, and storing away the candles that are extinguished in Death’s trunks. Lee Vickery, meanwhile, lives in house’s other half with his mother, spending his days after school in the service of Memory. After Passion’s ill-advised decision to bring the Vickery parents together, resulting in the birth of the twins, an agreement was drafted as punishment to keep both parents separated, wherein one twin would reside with each of them in a different side of the house. While no one in the Vickery household is happy with this arrangement, attempting to get out of the agreement is punishable by Death himself. Enter Gretchen Whipple, daughter of the town’s mayor and the second born in a family of summoners, who are charged with keeping Passion, Death, and Memory in check. Her proposition: if the siblings will help her solve the mystery of a school mate’s death, she’ll do her best to help them escape. Quirky, spooky, and thoroughly enjoyable, this will appeal fans of Trenton Lee Stewart and Colin Meloy, as well as readers generally looking for an absorbing fantastical mystery. VERDICT An excellent choice for middle grade shelves.–Joanna Sondheim, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City

Book Details

ISBN

9781452149868

First Release

October 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 7 1/6"

Page Count

344

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

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Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Chronicle

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Action and adventure, Fantasy and magic, Horror, Adventure and adventurers, Friendship, Murder, Death, Memory, Twins, Brothers, Paranormal, Mystery and detective stories,

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