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The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story (Paperback)

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From ghost story master Mary Downing Hahn, the haunting tale of a mysterious doll discovered in a young girl's garden, and its owner, a girl from seventy years in the past, who wants it back.

A suspenseful story of unexpected connections between present and past. Ashley and her mother need their new apartment to work out, but everything Ashley does seems to upset the irritable and unforgiving landlady. When Ashley makes friends with the girl next door, Kristi, they uncover a wooden box containing a well-loved turn-of-the-century doll. Ashley wants to keep the doll for herself, but Kristi has other ideas. So does the doll's original owner, a girl who died decades ago, but whom Ashley meets when she follows a mysterious white cat through a hedge. Can Ashley bring peace to the girl and resolve her own present-day challenges? 

About the Author

Mary Downing Hahn’s many acclaimed novels include such beloved ghost stories as Wait Till Helen Comes, Deep and Dark and Dangerous, and Took. A former librarian, she has received more than fifty child-voted state awards for her work. She lives in Columbia, Maryland, with a cat named Nixi.

Praise For…

"Hahn uses her satisfyingly mysterious, spooky story to illuminate the interaction of people in the present. . . . Thoughtful, entertaining fare for the middle grades." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A captivating fantasy that explores friendship, grief and the interconnectedness of events in time." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618873159
ISBN-10: 0618873155
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: June 18th, 2007
Pages: 144
Language: English