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The House of Dies Drear

The House of Dies Drear

by Virginia Hamilton

In this Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning novel, a black family moves into an enormous house once used to hide runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.

Ages
8, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
5.9
Lexile Measure
670L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
V
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Number of Pages
256
Genre
Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense

About the Author

Virginia Hamilton Virginia Hamilton received the 1992 Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the most prestigious international award in children's literature. She also won the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Awards, two Coretta Scott King Awards, an Edgar Allan Poe Award, and was the first children's author to receive a MacArthur Foundation "a genius" grant in 1995.

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