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Greenglass House

Title

Greenglass House

Authors

Kate Milford

Illustrator

Jaime Zollars

Publisher

Clarion Books

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780544052703

Pages

384 pages

Genre

mystery

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

800L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; adopted child; adoptive family; interracial adoption

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade (Speculative Fiction)
Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books, 2017 Best Middle-Grade Mystery & Suspense
Agatha Award, 2015, Nominee, Best Children's/Young Adult Novel
Agatha Award, 2014, Nominee, Children's (Young Adult)
Andre Norton Award, 2014, Nominee
Cybils Awards, 2014, Finalist, Speculative Fiction
Edgar Allan Poe Awards, 2015, Winner, Best Juvenile
100 Best Children's and YA Mysteries of the Past Decade, 2015 Middle Reader
100 Magnificent Children's Books, 2014 Stories for Older Readers
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Adventure and Mystery (12 - 14)
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2014
Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth, 2015 Crime Fiction
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2015
Distinguished Books, 2014 Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2014

Keywords

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

Diversity Impact

indirect

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