The House of Dies Drear

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Product Number: Z12563
Released: May 15, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501932953
Narrator/s: Lynne Thigpen
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One hundred years ago, Dies Drear and two runaway slaves hiding in his house, an important station on the Underground Railroad, were murdered. Legend has it that the ghost of Mr. Drear still haunts the lonely old house. But Thomas Small's father, a Civil War history professor, doesn't believe the legends and buys the house. The house is fascinating, thinks Thomas, and it is filled with hidden doorways and secret passages that he can't wait to explore. But funny things keep happening-frightening things that no one, not even Thomas' father, can explain. Is someone playing a prank? Or is the ghost of Dies Drear trying to warn the Smalls of danger? From Virginia Hamilton, the author of the Newbery Medal and National Book Award winning M.C. Higgins, the Great, comes a spellbinding mystery filled with edge-of-the-seat suspense. The House of Dies Drear wraps an important history lesson into a brilliantly imaginative story for all ages.

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The House of Dies Drear
Product Number: BX00051422
Product Number:C2127
Product Number:Z12563

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Author(s): Virginia Hamilton
Narrator(s): Lynne Thigpen
Product Number C2127
Released: Sep 25, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402550430
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Virginia Hamilton
Narrator(s): Lynne Thigpen
Product Number MP228
Released: Feb 08, 2012
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ISBN: #9781456119492
eBook
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Author(s): Virginia Hamilton
Product Number EB00052846
Released: Aug 13, 2013
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781453213766
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Virginia Hamilton
Narrator(s): Lynne Thigpen
Product Number 3A179
Released: Feb 02, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402550447
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Class Set
Author(s): Virginia Hamilton
Narrator(s): Lynne Thigpen
Product Number 3K179
Released: May 18, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402550454
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Virginia Hamilton
Product Number 44494
Released: Oct 05, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419383137
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Virginia Hamilton
Product Number 12193
Released: Jan 14, 2000
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Publisher: Simon Puise
ISBN: #9780020435204

Professional reviews

"Thomas Small's world changes radically when he has to go north with his family to Ohio, where his father, a history professor, has rented a house that was formerly an important station on the Underground Railroad. Lynne Thigpen's deep, resonant voice recreates this journey and the faces along the way--from the young and hopeful Thomas, to the deeply troubled Mr. Pluto--until the house of Dies Drear finally gives up its mystery. Thigpen delivers the narrative slowly and methodically but she changes with her characterizations. She sings, screams and intones all the creatures of this classic ghost thriller. This Newbery Medal and National Book Award-winner is a must for any audio collection. P.E.F. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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