The Wrong One

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By Carol Otis Hurst
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
The Wrong One
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Times were tough for the Spencer family. After their father died, Kate, Jesse, and their adopted sister, Sookan, had to move with their mother from Brooklyn to a dilapidated farmhouse in western Massachusetts. Everyone except Sookan hated it; she hadnt lived in Brooklyn long enough to miss the house there, but the rest of them hoped the move would be only temporary. But Mrs. Spencers business is slow to get off the ground, and the repairs to the house are expensive, so finances are tight. Suddenly theyre facing the possibility of losing their rundown farmhouse, too.Then Jesse discovers an old doll hidden up in the barn rafters. Despite Sookans cryptic protests that its the wrong one, they all hope its sale could bring in some muchneeded cash. But when an eerie blue light appears, odd things begin to happenthings it touches become cold, TVs turn themselves on, objects show up in unusual placeseven homework problems are solved! Could the blue light be a ghost? What other secrets does the old farmhouse hold? As Kate, Jesse, and Sookan try to solve these mysteries and adjust to their new life, they may just find the real treasure they are looking fora place to call home.

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28320 words28,320 words
160 pages160 pages
Grade 4 to 6Grade 4 to 6
Published 2003Published 2003
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