The Mystery of Drear House

by Virginia Hamilton

Now that abolitionist Dies Drear's magnificent treasure has been uncovered, Thomas... read more

Now that abolitionist Dies Drear's magnificent treasure has been uncovered, Thomas Small and his family must decide on the best way to keep it safe. The gripping story introduces two unforgettable characters: Thomas's great-grandmother and his neighbor Mrs. Darrow, both of whom preserve a wealth of history in their memories, the latter in a mental labyrinth that mirrors the underground tunnels in the Drear House. (Ages 11-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1987

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