The Poe Estate

The Poe Estate

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"A refreshing change from dystopian drama and to young teens who miss Harry Potter."--SLJ
Sukie's been lonely since the death of her big sister, Kitty--but Kitty's ghost is still with her. At first that was comforting, but now Kitty's terrifying anyone who gets too close. Things get even weirder when Sukie moves into her family's ancestral home, and an older, less familiar ghost challenges her to find a treasure. Her classmate Cole is also experiencing apparitions. Fortunately, an antique broom's at hand to fly Sukie and Cole to the New-York Circulating Material Repository's spooky Poe Annex. As they search for clues and untangle ancient secrets, they discover their histories intertwine and are as full of stories of love, revenge, and pirate hijinks as some of the most famous fiction.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128.6 x 196.85mm | 113g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • PUFFIN
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0147510244
  • 9780147510242
  • 990,877

Review quote

In this delightful companion novel to "The Grimm Legacy" and "The Wells Bequest," Shulman blends modern fantasy, humor, and adventure, with a touch of romance . . . and a fantastical hunt for a pirate s treasure that takes them bounding across the high seas. . . . Extra credit to author Shulman for deftly weaving a wealth of literary references into the story. Lots of fun, particularly for those who enjoyed the previous books. Suggest this title as a refreshing change from dystopian drama, and to young teens who miss Harry Potter. "School Library Journal"
Interweaves past and present as well as fact and fiction. Fans of the previous books will enjoy the reappearance of familiar characters in secondary roles, while new readers will be able to pick up fundamentals of the story s magical premise and enjoy Sukie s adventure. "Booklist "
Sukie s pragmatism and unflappability is amusing as she encounters one extraordinary situation after another. . . . The New-York Circulating Material Repository is a character unto itself, with meandering paths and random annexes containing materials and objects from great works of literature. . . . Whether read as a companion to the first book or a standalone, this is a fine outing in supernatural shenanigans, haunted family histories, and reclaimed futures. "The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books""
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About Polly Shulman

Polly Shulman has written about edible jellyfish, Egyptian tombs, infinity, blind dates, books, brains, centenarians, circuses, and cinematic versions of Jane Austen novels, for The New York Times, Discover, Newsday, Salon, Slate, Scientific American, Archaeology, and The Village Voice, among others. She edits news stories about fossils, meteors, the ocean, the weather, and the planets for Science magazine. She collects Victorian jewelry made of human hair, puts cayenne pepper in her chocolate cookies, and reads forgotten books with frontispieces.She is an alumna of Hunter College High School, Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics, and Yale University, where she majored in math. She has never dared to crash a dance, but in tenth grade she did write a proof for math class in the form of a sonnet. She grew up in New York City, where she lives with her husband, Andrew Nahem, and their parakeet, Olive.
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701 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 28% (196)
4 41% (289)
3 27% (187)
2 4% (26)
1 0% (3)
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