Adjusting to her new home, Sarah Prescott notices strange occurrences when her creepy great aunt moves in, such as rooms turning suddenly cold, lights turning on and off by themselves, and footsteps passing overhead. Reprint.
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Grade 4-6-- Life seems perfect for 12-year-old Sarah Prescott when her family moves into her great-aunt's big, old house. For the first time in her life, she has a beautiful room of her own with a fireplace. But Sarah's world suddenly crumbles when Aunt Margaret returns from the nursing home and reclaims the perfect bedroom. Not only does she have to help care for the disagreeable invalid, but also Sarah can no longer have sleep-overs, and she is blamed for the strange events that occur whenever she and her aunt are alone in the house. Objects move, things fall off shelves, steps are heard in the attic, and it's always cold. Gradually the elderly woman realizes that the ghost of someone she knew as a child has returned, seeking revenge for a tragedy that occurred more than a half-century earlier. Readers who believe in ghosts will enjoy Wright's spine-tingling descriptions as Margaret and Sarah join forces to overcome their fear and protect themselves. Those who can't suspend disbelief will still find a good story about an intergenerational relationship that grows and a family's ability to pull together to face a problem. --Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, Austin
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Sarah's joy in a promising new life is threatened when her father loses his first good job. The family's financial crisis is somewhat alleviated by having a great-aunt come to live with them--with the result that Sarah must give up her dream bedroom and stay with crotchety Aunt Margaret while both parents are at work. Difficulties increase as strange events begin to occur and Sarah's mother refuses to consider Sarah's suggestion that there is a ghost, implying that Sarah is lying, and forcing her and Aunt Margaret to cope alone with the escalating violence of a malevolent spirit that turns out to be from Aunt Margaret's youth. Afraid that she too will be doubted, Aunt Margaret keeps her own counsel, resolving to return to her nursing home. In a final hair-raising encounter, Sarah helps rout the ghost, which also leads to everyone's realization that they truly are a family. Many of the motifs here will be comfortingly familiar to Wright's fans: a successful meld of family living and the satisfyingly scary supernatural. (Fiction. 8-12) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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