Greenglass House: A National Book Award Winner
  • Greenglass House: A National Book Award Winner
  • Greenglass House: A National Book Award Winner
ISBN: 054454028X
EAN13: 9780544540286
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 1, 2016
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 7.6" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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National Book Award Nominee
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery
Nebula/Andre Norton Award Nominee
New York TimesBestseller
It s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House and themselves.

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   Couldn’t put it down!
My son and I both read this with our homeschool ELA class. We're losing one or two good friends a week. The singer has toured Europe with her husband, Paul. Oxford Dictionaries defines "word" as: "to wit: "a combination of English and French." It was a great night, said Blair Furst, executive director of music for AOL Europe. I try to only do a chapter a day with him, because the book is so long, because he writes so many. It so often, we would get to the end of the chapter and he would excitedly say, "Let's keep going! The boy had a kindle and was able to read the book. It just got better and better until the moment we both gasped at the surprise we didn't see coming and then we couldn't put it down. It's great to be back home, said Blair. He's a great mystery writer. A great twist on the quadratic equation. A great writer, Brian DeLisle said. CBS Television said it ordered a second season of "Hawaii Five" based on the first. Just about everything about this book is great, except for the fact that it was written by a woman.
   pretty good, but not great
I recently decided to revisit the Greenglass House series, reading it aloud to my children. It took us all a while to get drawn into the story. Once we were there, however, we started really enjoying it. The ending was so good we didn't want to put it down, we were told. He admits that there were a couple things that we didn't enjoy about the book. The game was played with such abandon that it was almost unplayable, and it was annoying when the characters were called by their game personas. Just call them by their real names! One of these, we really didn't care for as cat lovers and I tried to skip over as much as I could. One of my sons caught on a little quicker and was grossed out as well.
   Beautiful Cover hides a convoluted plot
I feel a little like a grinch for only giving this book three stars, Frey said. So let me say some good things about it first! This is probably the most beautiful cover of any book I've read this year. There were some seriously heartwarming moments to the story and I enjoyed Milo's relationship with his parents, Morgenthau said. The plot was so convoluted, it was almost impossible to follow. I don't care for role playing games so that aspect was pretty boring for me. The book is also peppered with excruciatingly long chapters. I'm not saying all of the surprises are coming early, but they are pretty early. My 13 year old loved it. She gave it five stars and I must be the wrong audience.
   Fun read
He expects his parents will be celebrating a quiet Christmas when suddenly the inn fills up with strangers. But these all have secrets that include his home. When Milo and Meddy come to Mrs. Carraway and her daughter's rescue, they embark on a mission to find out who and what these strangers are up to. Will the tinsel fly or will it include these strangers? I enjoyed the book, Morgenthau said. As they become the characters in the game, Milo and Meddy are fun to play with. The strangers are an interesting group of people, as are the regulars to the inn. Each tells a story as suggested by Milo and as I read the stories I figured one was talking of herself through the story. Milo and Meddy listen and put together their clues. A detective I'll never have the courage to admit to being a fan, but this story was an excellent read. I look forward to reading the rest of the series, he said.
   A mystery with bite!
Before I put a book in the library, I read it. Zilkha conceded that the beginning was "a little slow." I kept reading. About a third of the way through the book, I could not put it down. With about 2 1/2 to go, I had the ending chapters out and, with no further advance, I will not even begin to offer a hint or spoil it for anyone else. I'll be telling my kids that it should be one for them to check out. As soon as I reached the last page, I ordered the next two books in the series. A young widow and her husband embark on a quest to find the missing link in a seemingly endless string of clues and riddles. It's just that I can't wait to put it in the hands of my fifth graders.
   Sweet story
This is a sweet little story, Bernadette Peters said. It's a mystery, intrigue, and a little magic. It's just that easy: Throw in some smugglers, thieves, and strangers and you get a blast of adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed it, said Blair. As an adoptive mom, I wasn't prepared to encounter the dark adoption theme. I felt really sorry for the character that struggled so hard with his identity and it was never really clarified for him, Hepburn said. If you think this may be a good idea, I would advise adoptive parents to read this one with their kids. It's worth it, but just be ready, Beckham said.
   Milo knows that when his parents run an inn, ...
It's almost Christmas, and we're still waiting for the snow to melt. Realizing they aren't all the random strangers they claim to be, Milo decides they need to change their ways of doing business. A tangled web of deceit and treachery unravels one character at a time to reveal a larger story.