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Room of shadows /

by Kidd, Ronald [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2017.Description: 238 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780807568057 (hardback); 0807568058 (hardback).Subject(s): Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Haunted houses -- Fiction | Moving, Household -- Fiction | Anger -- Fiction | Horror stories | JUVENILE FICTION / Horror & Ghost Stories | Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction | Bullies -- Juvenile fiction | Horror tales | Hiding places -- Juvenile fiction | Fatherless families -- Juvenile fiction | Baltimore (Md.) -- Fiction | Horror fiction | Fiction | Horror fiction | Juvenile works | Horror tales | Horror fictionSummary: Angry at the changes in his life after his father leaves, including moving with his mother to a creepy old house in downtown Baltimore, eighth-grader David Cray unknowingly awakens Edgar Allen Poe's spirit, who feeds on David's rage to re-enact dreadful details of the nineteenth-century author's most famous stories.
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Ever since his dad left, David Cray has had anger issues. So after he beats up school bully Jake Bragg, his mom grounds him in their creepy new house. Bored, David discovers a secret room with an old-fashioned desk, a chest, and a carving of a raven. Suddenly he's having strange dreams about the room and the house, and violence seems to follow him wherever he goes. Who is the Raven who is taking responsibility for these violent pranks? And why do the pranks resemble Poe's stories?

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Angry at the changes in his life after his father leaves, including moving with his mother to a creepy old house in downtown Baltimore, eighth-grader David Cray unknowingly awakens Edgar Allen Poe's spirit, who feeds on David's rage to re-enact dreadful details of the nineteenth-century author's most famous stories.

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Thirteen-year-old David retreats to a secret room in the old Victorian house his mother is renting in Baltimore. Unwittingly, he awakens Edgar Allan Poe's spirit, which feeds on David's anger over his father's abandonment. When strange events resembling Poe's classic horror tales occur at school, David must stop the perpetrator or else be blamed. Kidd's latest novel is suspenseful without being overly gruesome. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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