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Snyder, Zilpha Keatley.
New York : Delacorte, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 5.9
ISBN 0385900643X
The Hamiltons have just moved to Timber City.  The family's introduction to the town is the July Fourth picnic at Rathburn Park.  It is there that Matt hears about the fire that destroyed the original town and the ghosts that haunt the park.  He wanders away from the picnic, gets lost in eh forest, and is lead out by a small dog that no one else can see.  Days later, when he goes back to the park, he meets Amelia, a mysterious girl dressed in old-fashioned clothes, who claims to live in Rathburn Manor.  They explore the burned out church, the old Rathburn house, and the swamp near the park.  But why does Amelia warn Matt never to enter the church without her?  And why does Amelia take Matt into the Manor through a broken cellar window?  When Matt learns that the only living Rathburn is also 100 years old, he wonders who Amelia really is.  And why does the mysterious dog only show up when Matt needs help?  Is Rathburn Park really haunted?  Read The Ghosts of Rathburn Park by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
SUBJECTS:     Moving, Household -- Fiction.
                        Lost children -- Fiction.
                        Ghosts -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.


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