Eldritch Manor

Eldritch Manor

Book - 2012
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2014 Forest of Reading, Silver Birch Award -- Shortlisted, Fiction

2014 Rocky Mountain Book Award -- Shortlisted



Are those cranky old folks at the retirement home really what they seem?



Twelve-year-old Willa Fuller is convinced that the old folks in the shabby boarding house down the street are prisoners of their sinister landlady, Miss Trang. Only when Willa is hired on as housekeeper does she discover the truth, which is far more fascinating.



Eldritch Manor is a retirement home for some very strange beings indeed. All have stories to tell - and petty grievances with one another and the world at large.



Storm clouds are on the horizon, however, and when Miss Trang departs on urgent business, Willa is left to babysit the cantankerous bunch. Can she keep the oldsters in line, stitch up unravelling time, and repel an all-out attack from the forces of darkness ... all while keeping the nosy neighbours out of their business and uncovering a startling secret about her own past?
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Dundurn Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781459703544
Branch Call Number: J FIC Thomp
Characteristics: 176 p

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 30, 2018

This was a book filled with fantasy. Although the beginning was a bit boring, the book got much more interesting when twelve year old Wilma gets a job in a strange house full of special people. Who knew that a woman who is always in a wheelchair and is covered with a blanket can actually be a mermaid?! Who knew that a normal looking man can transform into a lion? Who knew that there was a real fairy in the house? There are lots more surprises than this! This book was very interesting to read but many of the parts in the book were scattered. The parts didn't really make sense. This wasn't really a book that I would want to read more than once. The ending was sweet and simple, and that to me was the best part in the book. The story was somewhat interesting. The best things in the book were the characters. All the uniquely described characters had their own little story to tell and it was great to read about all of them. This was a nice book to read but it would have been better if the story was better planned and more organized. At the end of the book, I, as a reader, felt good because of the ending, but also thought of many things that could have convinced me to read the book again. I would recommend reading this book once. Rating- 3/5 @Vanilla of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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chloestars9
Jun 08, 2014

I loved it. It seemed like it always had something going on. If you like fantasy, you should read this book.

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guitargoddess24
Apr 23, 2014

This book is rather okayish, a bit overrated even

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CandyLand_1818
Mar 25, 2014

This book is so amazing. At the beggining it was kind of boring but then it got interesting when the 12 year old girl Willa finds out that eveyone in that house has something special for example their is this old lady who always sits on a wheel chair and takes a blanket on her legs , and always wants to go to the sea side. well that was because she was a mermaid. their are more surprises in that book than this!

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sparkla5
Mar 20, 2014

I think it is a great book, but I'm not interested in fairies! Imagine a twelve year old girl taking care of prisoners! You just keep on reading until your finished the book.

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Chubby77
Mar 01, 2014

It is a very interesting fantasy book that you can't put down!

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InsertNeimuHere
Feb 27, 2014

Keeps you very interested. Good amount of excitement, and fun! Could not stop reading.

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gluberry
Feb 17, 2014

This book is really interesting. It is a fantasy book with fairies, mermaids, dragons, brownies and so much more.

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jackson03
Feb 12, 2014

this book never ever gets boring!!!

this is my life right now I like dis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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