THE HUNT FOR THE SEVENTH
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, 2008
IL 5-8, RL 5.0
"Find the Seventh." (say
in a loud, creepy whisper)
“Somebody died here once. I ‘m convinced of it. Somewhere here in this huge garden. I feel them watching me.” (from prologue, p.1)
Hello. My name is Jim. My little sister Sally, and my Father and I live here at Minerva Hall. Dad took a job here as head gardener after our Mum died. Minerva Hall is a huge place with sixty two rooms; it looks like a castle. There are many gardens, orchards, statues, and even an ice house. Well, right after we arrived here, my sister Sal and I were walking the Tudor garden and that’s when I heard the voice. The tiny whisper that said: “Find the Seventh”. I’ve seen and felt many strange and terrifying things since that day here at Minerva Hall. I found out that six Minerva children over the years have died here. I invite you to read my story about how I “find the seventh”. (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2011)
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
Ghosts -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.