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Greenglass House

Title

Greenglass House

Authors

Kate Milford

Illustrator

Jaime Zollars

Publisher

Clarion Books

Pages

384 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780544052703

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; interracial adoption

Annotation

It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House -- and themselves.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

adoption

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Asian / White

Keywords

hotels; smugglers; vacations; magic; role playing; criminal investigation; mystery and detective stories; hotels; motels

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Greenglass House

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