The House of Dies Drear

The House of Dies Drear

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"The house held secrets, Thomas knew, even before he first saw it looming gray and massive on its ledge of rock. It had a century-old legend -- two fugitive slaves had been killed by bounty hunters after leaving its passageways, and Dies Drear himself, the abolitionist who had made the house into a station on the Underground Railroad, had been murdered there. The ghosts of the three were said to walk its rooms...."--Online description.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks/Simon & Schuster, 2006, c1968.
ISBN: 9781416914051
Call Number: HAMILTON
Characteristics: 244 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Underground Railroad -- Juvenile fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Ohio -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Keith, Eros


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Apr 03, 2014

Weird, disjointed story.

Booktraveler Oct 29, 2012

This young adult fiction book was just OK. After reading the first chapter I remembered that I had read this book when I was a young adult/preteen/teen (a long time ago). In this reading I found the book to be somewhat disconnected with characters and plot lines not very well defined. It was a pleasant enough read but I really didn’t learn much about the Underground Railroad, contrary to what you would expect based on the subject matter of the book. Kirtland Book Club October, 2012.

agaklo6 Jun 20, 2012

This was a great book, but a little too much of fantasy:*)


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