The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story

by Mary Downing Hahn

When Ashley discovers a turn-of-the-century doll it is just the first of several puzzling events that lead her through the hedge and into a twilight past where she meets Louise, an ailing child whose beloved doll has mysteriously disappeared.

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547531557
  • ISBN-10: 0547531559
  • Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 06/18/2007

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    A suspenseful story of unexpected connections between present and past. Ashely and her mother need their new apartment to work out, but everything Ashely 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? 

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    p>"Thoughtful, entertaining fare for the middle grades." —Kirkus Reviews with Pointers