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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Newbery medalist Virginia Hamilton creates a heart-pounding adventure with this absorbing classic for older readers.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sabrinah | 2/18/2014

    " I didnt like this book that much. For me it was ok.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Emily | 2/9/2014

    " hated it!!!!!!!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by H | 2/1/2014

    " The cover was different. I read it along with students in 7th grade as it is a literature circle book. I didn't care for it and the kids thought it was boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chloe Turner | 1/31/2014

    " I read this because of school, no other reason.In fact if it weren't for me being forced to read this, I wouldn't have.Most "forced books" are boring and don't have much action.I didn't enjoy reading it it was just okay. "

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About the Author
Author Virginia Hamilton

Virginia Hamilton (1936–2002) grew up in rural Ohio among an extended family and generations of storytellers. Her grandfather, Levi Perry, was brought by his mother from Virginia slavery to Ohio via the Underground Railroad. She received nearly every award in the field of children’s literature, including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Newbery Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the Coretta Scott King Award.