York : Atheneum, 1984
is a different type of mystery. The storyís setting is similar to Naylorís
other book - Shiloh. Ellen lives in a back woods home with her father.
Ellenís mother died when she was young and her brother died a few years
ago from a fall off a horse. They still own the horse and a dog named Turbo.
Ellenís dad took a new job as a traveling salesman, so Ellen is home alone
for the first time, and for 3 whole days. One day, Ellen visits a neighbor
everyone calls Granny Bo. Granny Bo describes a night cry in this way:
(Read some of page 21). Then one night Ellen is home alone and she hears
a noise. (Read some of page 49).
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