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|Ghost of Poplar Point|
Author: DeFelice, Cynthia C.
Allie and Dub are determined that the celebration of the founding of their town is truthful about the fate of Seneca people living there during the Revolutionary War.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.20
Points: 5.0 Quiz: 118320
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 4.80
Points: 9.0 Quiz: 42078
School Library Journal - 10/01/2007 Gr 4-6-Twelve-year-old Allie's fourth adventure involves her town's pageant about its history during the Revolutionary War, written by the wife of a pushy, wealthy businessman, Darryl Kavanaugh. He demands that his daughter star as a Seneca girl, even though Allie had been chosen for the role, and everyone, including the town council, bows to his wishes. Allie starts experiencing dreams about a ghost who she eventually realizes is a Seneca girl murdered when Washington sent an army to destroy all Six Nations. Kavanaugh plans on building an enormous hotel on sacred ground where the massacre took place. Allie startles people by speaking as the ghost. Despite multiple threats from Kavanaugh, and with a little help from a teacher and a local junk-store owner, she and her friends are able to add a truthful ending to the pageant. Allie and Dub are likable, well-drawn characters, and kids will cheer when they are able to thwart the plans of an adult bully.-B. Allison Gray, formerly at John Jermain Library, Sag Harbor, NY Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2007 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 09/15/2007 When Allie tries out for a role in a local history pageant, she finds herself speaking in a language she doesn’t recognize. Allie and her friend Dub soon discover that she is channeling the words of a ghost, a Seneca girl who died centuries earlier in a massacre at nearby Poplar Point. The plot thickens when a pushy entrepreneur tries to intimidate townspeople. In an author’s note, DeFelice comments on the Seneca and the present-day site of the 1779 massacre. The fourth in the ghost-story series featuring Allie and Dub, this engaging book moves along quickly to a satisfying conclusion. - Copyright 2007 Booklist.