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Judith Sparrow arrives in Whispers,
a town close to Charleston, SC one month after her mother dies in an insane
asylum. Her father had been dead for years, so she has to be taken in by
her Uncle Geoffrey. The cook, Mrs. Hastings, is warm and welcoming, but
Uncle Geoffrey is distant and demands only one thing: Judith is to bring
no green into the house. Her life is good, at first. She works at a hat
shop, gets along with Mrs. Hastings, and even begins to get close to her
uncle and the cute Zeke Carey. Only two things begin to ruin her time:
Her creepy cousin Charles, and the constant reminder of a mysterious death
in the house three years earlier, that of Jade Green, the young girl who
wore green and was found dead at the foot of the attic stairs. Strange
things begin to happen to Judith and she knows itís because of the green
silk picture frame her mother gave her. It is in the bottom of her trunk.
First thereís the scratching. Then, thereís the soft touch on her face.
Then, the severed hand appears. Who can she tell? What can she do? Who
locked her and Mrs. Hastings in the basement and set the house on fire?
Was it the ghost of Jade Green? Read the book, Jade Green: A Ghost Story
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. (Lori A. Somerville, firstname.lastname@example.org)
After the death
of her parents, Judith goes to live with an uncle who allows her to move
into his house as long as she brings nothing green. However, she
decides to sneak a small green frame with a picture of her mother into
begins to hear stories about another girl named Jade Green who once lived
in the house as well, but died three years earlier. Her favorite
color was green. Is this why the color green has been banned from
Judith hears scratching noises and loud thumps. Later on, she sees
a severed hand creeping around her room and playing the piano at night.
Judith brought the ghost of Jade Green back to the house because of her
mother's green picture frame or is someone out to scare Judith into leaving?
(Pam Taylor, email@example.com, librarian)