The Secret of Goldenrod by Jane O'Reilly

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When Trina and her father move into Goldenrod, an abandoned Victorian mansion, Trina hopes she will finally have a place to call home and a chance to make friends at her new school. But school doesn t go as planned, and Goldenrod might be haunted.

Then Trina discovers Augustine, a tiny and very unusual porcelain doll that belonged to the little girl who lived at Goldenrod a century ago. With help from Augustine, Trina realizes Goldenrod is trying to tell her an important secret, one that may just change her life.

About Jane O'Reilly

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Jane O'Reilly lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband, dog and cat in a hundred-year-old house that creaks in the night. The Secret of Goldenrod is her first published novel. Photo Credit: Catherine Watson
Published October 1, 2016 by Carolrhoda Books. 380 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 4–6—When Trina's dad, Poppo, agrees to renovate Goldenrod, an abandoned mansion in New Royal, IA, over the course of a year, Trina hopes they can make a home for themselves. However, her new life doesn't go quite as planned. Trina finds out Poppo forgot to enroll her in school, a local bully t...

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