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The haunting of Falcon House /

by Yelchin, Eugene [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.Edition: First edition.Description: vii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780805098457 (hardcover); 0805098453 (hardcover).Subject(s): Haunted houses -- Fiction | Princes -- Fiction | Extrasensory perception -- Fiction | Aunts -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Haunted houses -- Juvenile fiction | Princes -- Juvenile fiction | Extrasensory perception -- Juvenile fiction | Aunts -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Russia -- History -- Juvenile fiction | Russia -- History -- Fiction | Aunts | Extrasensory perception | Haunted houses | Orphans | Princes | Russia | Historical fiction | Ghost stories | Fiction | History | Juvenile works | Ghost stories | Historical fictionSummary: In 1891, twelve-year-old Lev Lvov travels to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to assume his duties as Prince, but must first use his special gift to rid the House of Lions of a ghost.
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<p>A long undisturbed bedroom. A startling likeness. A mysterious friend.</p> <p>When twelve-year-old Prince Lev Lvov goes to live with his aunt at Falcon House, he takes his rightful place as heir to the Lvov family estate. Prince Lev dreams of becoming a hero of Russia like his great ancestors. But he'll discover that dark secrets haunt this house. Prince Lev is the only one who can set them free-will he be the hero his family needs?</p> <p>This title has Common Core connections.</p>

In 1891, twelve-year-old Lev Lvov travels to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to assume his duties as Prince, but must first use his special gift to rid the House of Lions of a ghost.

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In the introduction to this faux memoir (written by Prince Lev Lvov, with pictures drawn in his own hand and translated from Russian by Eugene Yelchin), Yelchin describes finding the fictional princes papers as a boy and later showing them to Laura Godwin (the real editor of this book) for publication. Set in late-nineteenth-century imperial Russia, the atmospheric story follows young Lev, the last of an ancient lineage, as he arrives at the cavernous Falcon House in Saint Petersburg, eager to assume his noble duties. There he encounters an assortment of peculiar people, including his irritable, wheelchair-using aunt, Princess Olga Lvovna Lvov; an ancient servant who insists he should be Levs valet; and a playful young boy who may not be what he seems. In his late grandfathers gloomy study, which the servants are convinced is haunted, the artistic Lev is befuddled by episodes during which his hand seems to be taken over by a spirit, creating some of the curious drawings that are scattered throughout the book. Short chapters, an eerie setting, and a surprising twist at the end make this a compelling read for fans of historical fiction and ghost stories. monica edinger (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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