All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

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Travis and his sister, Corey, can’t resist a good trick—so when they learn that their grandmother’s sleepy Vermont inn has a history of ghost sightings, they decide to do a little “haunting” of their own. Scaring the guests proves to be great fun, and before long, the inn is filled with tourists and ghost hunters eager for a glimpse of the supernatural.

But Travis and Corey soon find out that they aren’t the only ghosts at Fox Hill Inn. Their thoughtless games have awakened something dangerous, something that should have stayed asleep. Restless, spiteful spirits swarm the inn, while a dark and terrifying presence stalks the halls and the old oak grove on the inn’s grounds. To lay the ghosts to rest, Travis and Corey must first discover the dark history of Fox Hill and the horrors visited on its inhabitants years earlier.


About Mary Downing Hahn

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Mary Downing Hahn, a former children's librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus.
Published August 17, 2009 by Clarion Books. 199 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Taking her title from a poem by James Whitcomb Riley, veteran author Hahn spins a deliciously spooky tale about restless spirits haunting the site of a former Vermont poor farm.

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The lights blink on and off, the radio zips through its stations at top volume, and “shadows race around the walls, laughing and taunting [guests] with insults relating to the size of [their] rear end[s].” What sets this apart from a run-of-the-mill spooky tale is not simply that the protagonists...

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Since Corey and Travis awakened the ghosts, it’s their job to put them to rest again–if Miss Ada’s ghost doesn’t put them to rest first.

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