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The Doll in the Garden
The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story | Mary Downing Hahn
This award-winning novel is now available in paperback. After Ashley and Kristi find an antique doll buried in old Miss Cooper's garden, they discover that they can enter a ghostly turn-of-the-century world by going through a hole in the hedge.
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Reviewsbylola
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Ashley has just moved into a new home where she and her mother rent the top floor from a crotchety old lady. Ashley ends up finding an antique, worn doll buried in the backyard, and comes to discover its owner, a young girl dying of tuberculosis, after a ghost cat named #snowball leads her through a hedge into the past. Sounds like a wild ride, yes? I was thrilled to rediscover this one after falling in love with it as a child. #winterwonderland

AlaMich Hmmm...that doll, though...a little creepy. 😱 7mo
Ruthiella That sounds exactly like the kind of book I would have loved as a child! 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m getting nightmares xx Nope!!! What the hell did you let her read as a kid @Mdargusch 😂😂😂 6mo
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Reggie Lol, my grandma used to collect dolls like this one and we hated staying in the room where she kept them. You couldn‘t sleep comfortably. 6mo
TrishB Creepy dolls! 6mo
Kalalalatja After listening to this book, I find dolls even more creepy than before, and this pic is seriously terrifying! 😱 6mo
Cathythoughts These dolls I find very freaky 😱 6mo
Mdargusch They definitely got a few things by me @Cinfhen 😁. I refused to let them watch Unsolved Mysteries though. That‘s where I put my foot down. 😂 6mo
Cinfhen Yay, mom!! You showed them who‘s boss @Mdargusch 😘😘 6mo
Reviewsbylola Ummmmm I definitely watched Unsolved Mysteries on the reg. Must have done it secretly. 😂😂 @Cinfhen @Mdargusch 6mo
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Reviewsbylola
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Please tell me you all remember this book.

This book had all the elements that I loved as a child—crumbling Victorian house that has since burned down, a ghost, a cemetery, a buried doll. Just like Hahn‘s other book I read this month, this one absolutely lived up to my memory. I absolutely loved it. Now I need to buy a copy so my kids can (hopefully) love it too.

GypsyKat I don‘t remember this, but it looks fun! 8mo
bunny I remember it! This was the book that made me a reader. ❤️📖 8mo
Reviewsbylola I love hearing stories like that. ❤️❤️❤️ @bunny 8mo
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rubyslippersreads Scary dolls! 😄 8mo
LeahBergen I loved books like this as a kid! 😍 8mo
LeahBergen Have you read this one? 8mo
Reviewsbylola No I have not but it sounds awesome!! I‘m going to have to get a copy. @LeahBergen 8mo
sprainedbrain I totally missed this one, somehow... this would have been my kind of thing! 8mo
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Bookish2
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I love when my daughter reads books I read as a child, and loves them as much as I did 😍😍 📚🐉

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timiddrake
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Pickpick

Great little ghost story that deals with love and loss and forgiveness.

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aprilpohren
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This was an enjoyable and quick read. Perfect for a "back to basics" reading with a great storyline. A great read for older elementary and middle school readers. Not to mention anyone looking for a great story with a bit of mystery and a bit of ghostliness.

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Chelsibno
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#gardentitle #aprilbookshowers I read The Doll in the Garden back in elementary school. This is the cover art that adorned my school library's copy. I've always enjoyed Mary Downing Hahn's books, and I'm glad she's still writing.

JacintaMCarter I read all of her books in elementary school! 2y
Chelsibno @JacintaMCarter I read a lot of her books in elementary school, too! Did you hear that Took is nominated for the William Allen White Award? I'm so excited! It's been years since the last time one of her books was nominated! 2y
Purrfectpages This one brings me back! 2y
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When Ashley discovers a turn-of-the-century doll it is just the first of several puzzling events that lead her through the hedge and into a twilight past where she meets Louise, an ailing child whose beloved doll has mysteriously disappeared.

Kept me on the edge of my seat. It was creepy, but sometimes hard to follow, but if you can keep up with the sudden turns it takes, you'll love it!

quirkyreader I love her writing and recommend it to younger folk who are done with 3y
quirkyreader Darn stupid iPad keys, finished reading the Harry Potter and Twilight series. 3y
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