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|Haunting of Henry Davis|
Author: Siebel, Kathryn
Two kids are about to find out that their lives are anything but ordinary when a ghost arrives and stirs up adventure.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.10
Points: 7.0 Quiz: 506091
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 3.30
Points: 13.0 Quiz: 77015
Kirkus Reviews (04/15/19)
School Library Journal (05/01/19)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/07/19)
The Hornbook (00/09/19)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2019 Gr 3–5—Henry Davis is new in town. On his first day of fifth grade, Henry meets Barbara Anne, a fellow fifth-grader and a resident of Henry's new Seattle suburb. The two make for unlikely friends; Henry is quiet and reserved, whereas Barbara Anne is outspoken and the leader of the pack. As the narrator of this story, she takes control of every situation; she is energetic and opinionated and inserts herself into Henry Davis's life and the mystery that soon unfolds. Barbara Anne and Henry, along with a band of trustworthy friends and associates, work to unravel a mystery that is haunting Henry. While the crew get involved in a myriad of elementary high jinks, the quick-witted banter keeps readers engaged and the story moving rapidly along. Packed with adventure, this is a perfect read for reluctant readers and thrill seekers. It is also a great option for fans of spooky tales and ghostly chills. VERDICT Children will love the fast-paced narrative and pulse-pounding adventure. Highly recommended for public and school libraries with demand for ghost stories and mysteries.—Maryjean Bakaletz, Morris County Library, Whippany, NJ - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 06/01/2019 When Barbara Anne, a precocious fifth-grader with strong opinions and no filters, is introduced to shy and secretive Henry Davis, she is determined to find out what is going on beneath the surface. And when she discovers that Henry is being haunted by a young ghost named Edgar, she becomes only more inquisitive. Along with two classmates, Zack and Renee, Barbara Anne embarks on a quest to discover who Edgar is and why he is hanging around Henry's home, whether Henry wants them to or not. Siebel has a real knack for capturing the voices, actions, and emotions of young people. Although a few moments within the narrative seem overly quirky, considering the more serious notes of later portions of the novel, the overall plot structure is enjoyably haunting and mysterious. By turns hilarious and macabre, this serves up chills, laughs, and even some life lessons through the antics of an unlikely group of friends. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.