The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
When twelve-year-old Florence boards the crowded horse-drawn coach in London, she looks forward to a new life with her great uncle and aunt at Crutchfield Hall, an old manor house in the English countryside. Anything will be better, she thinks, than the grim London orphanage where she has lived... show more
When twelve-year-old Florence boards the crowded horse-drawn coach in London, she looks forward to a new life with her great uncle and aunt at Crutchfield Hall, an old manor house in the English countryside. Anything will be better, she thinks, than the grim London orphanage where she has lived since her parents' death. But Florence doesn't expect the ghost of her cousin Sophia, who haunts the cavernous rooms and dimly lit hallways of Crutchfield and concocts a plan to use Florence to help her achieve her murderous goals. Will Florence be able to convince the others in the household of the imminent danger and stop Sophia before it's too late?
Publish date: September 6th 2010
Publisher: Clarion Books
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
I was enjoying this quite a bit throughout. It had a level of nostalgia about it, given how many of this type of thing I read as a child, and I my expectations were not even remotely high. I just wanted a ghost-filled romp with a bit of mystery that wrapped up well. I got everything except that la...
Nice book, but I expected a bit more. Also the ending was really disappointing.
6/26/12 ** Another in my current read through the Young Hoosier Nominees for 2012-13. ** Florence is an orphan who's been living in a London orphanage for the past 5 years when suddenly a solicitor appears and says she's to come live with her great uncle at Crutchfield Hall. The opening chapters ha...
Fairly short story about an orphan girl who encounters a ghost when she is taken in by family she didn't know she had. This book would be good for fourth and fifth graders who like ghost stories. It was slightly creepy without being too scary.
"The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall" is a ghost story appropriate for the 9-12 crowd. The story concerns 12-year-old Florence, an orphan, coming to live at her uncle's home in rural England during the Edwardian era. The house is haunted by the ghost of her late cousin Sophia, a vengeful spirit.The book...