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Room of Shadows
Room of Shadows

Room of Shadows


256 Pages, 5.5 x 8

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket

EPUB, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $10.99)

Publication Date: August 2017

ISBN 9780807568064

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Aug 2017)


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Ever since his dad left, David Cray has had anger issues. So after he beats up school bully Jake Bragg, his mom grounds him in their creepy new house. Bored, David discovers a secret room with an old-fashioned desk, a chest, and a carving of a raven. Suddenly he's having strange dreams about the room and the house, and violence seems to follow him wherever he goes. Who is the Raven who is taking responsibility for these violent pranks? And why do the pranks resemble Poe's stories?


"Solidly creepy story with some great historical echoes." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"An introduction that might tempt readers to explore Poe's own nightmares." —Kirkus Reviews

"Definitely recommended for budding horror hounds." —School Library Journal

"A lively and suspenseful tale." —Booklist

"The tension and supernatural events in this mystery/horror story will provide the readers with a page tuner till the very end." —School Library Connection

Nominee: 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalist—Best Juvenile "Since 2008, the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards have recognized the best stories from the previous year told through various media utilizing the elements of mystery, thriller, and/or suspense."

Author Biography

Ronald Kidd is the author of ten novels for young readers, including the highly acclaimed Night on Fire and Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial. His novels of adventure, comedy, and mystery have received the Children's Choice Award, an Edgar Award nomination, and honors from the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. He is a two-time O'Neill Playwright.