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 | 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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<p>There's something odd about the house David Cray and his mom moved into following his parents' split. Sure, it's old and battered and a little off-kilter, but that's not all. With so many nooks and crannies, it seems like the walls were built to keep things hidden--or maybe from getting out. David's suspicions are confirmed when he uncovers a secret room that looks like it hasn't been touched in ages. Inside, an ancient desk and carving of a raven beckon to him. Suddenly, disaster seems to follow him everywhere, and he starts to notice connections between the terrible events happening around him and the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Has David unleashed a dark force by opening the room? Or has the room awakened something in David that he doesn't recognize?</p>

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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