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The Secret of Gumbo Grove

3.49  ·  Rating Details  ·  83 Ratings  ·  10 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)
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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
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Lexiezaczek
can you let me read this book?
Kim
Dec 23, 2010 Kim rated it liked it
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.
Bryn
Apr 23, 2014 Bryn rated it did not like it
Shelves: boring-books
A very uninteresting book. I had to read it for school and I do NOT recommend it to anybody.
Ginger Watkins
Jun 25, 2009 Ginger Watkins rated it liked it
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
Jun 23, 2011 Kathy McC rated it liked it
Youth fiction- mystery
Well written. but I thought it took too much time to get to the main gyst of the plot.
Lindsey
Apr 12, 2009 Lindsey rated it liked it
ok... it was good... but i won't read it again probably
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Nov 29, 2012 Kerry rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love books like this one..
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love the bbook so far
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