Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Secret of Gumbo Grove” as Want to Read:
The Secret of Gumbo Grove
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Secret of Gumbo Grove

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  66 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Raisin Stackhouse doesn't mind doing odd jobs for old Miss Effie Pfluggins, but when Miss Effie talks her into cleaning up the old church cemetery, she has no idea what trouble she might dig up. Mama says Miss Effie talks much too much, but Raisin loves hearing her remember the old days--especially when one of her stories puts Raisin smack in the middle of real-life myster ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 1988 by Laurel Leaf (first published March 1st 1987)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Secret of Gumbo Grove, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Secret of Gumbo Grove

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 115)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Amanda Harris
Set in South Carolina during the late 80s or early 90s:
Raisin Stackhouse finds herself doing odd jobs for Miz Effie Pfluggins, the church secretary, and during this particular summer, Miz Effie asks her to help clean up the old church cemetery. At first, she's a little hesitant, but finds that what Miz Effie tells her about the old cemetery really peaks her interest.

Raisin is determined to uncover the mysteries and deep, rich history that lies beyond the cemetery limits, however, Raisin wasn't
Raisin and her family live in Gumbo Grove, South Carolina. Miss Effie, the church secretary for local church asks Raisin for help cleaning up the church cemetary. Raisin doesn't want to at first, but then Miss Effie starts telling her about all the people buried in the cemetary and about how important they were, Raisin is thrilled to help out. What Raisin didn't bargin for was upsetting some of the community members because they didn't want to be forced to learn their family history.
A very uninteresting book. I had to read it for school and I do NOT recommend it to anybody.
Ginger Watkins
This is another children's book that I so love. It is based upon the Myrtle Beach area and centers around a secret of the town so long ago, but if you wish to know the secret, read it for yourself!
Kathy McC
Youth fiction- mystery
Well written. but I thought it took too much time to get to the main gyst of the plot.
ok... it was good... but i won't read it again probably
I absolutely love books like this one..
love the bbook so far
Bunnyjadwiga marked it as to-read
Dec 09, 2014
Tayler K
Tayler K marked it as to-read
Nov 09, 2014
Tanya marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2014
Susan added it
May 18, 2014
David Ledbetter
David Ledbetter marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2014
Tavion Gandy
Tavion Gandy marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2014
Nicole marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2014
Tiffany marked it as to-read
Jan 07, 2014
Shannette Ceo
Shannette Ceo marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Minstrel's Melody (American Girl History Mysteries, #11) Celeste's Harlem Renaissance Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! Just an Overnight Guest Front Porch Stories: at the One-Room School

Share This Book