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The Red-Eared Ghosts

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Mary Frewin tried to act and look like any other child, but what kept her separated from her classmates was that she could see ghosts -- red-eared ghosts. Recently two of those forms -- a thin man and his large wolflike dog -- seemed particularly interested in young Mary Frewin. "Alcock leavens this fantasy with generous doses of her usual sly wit, raising it a cut above ...more
Paperback, 261 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Houghton Mifflin (first published April 28th 1997)
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Aug 09, 2014 Larinmtz rated it it was ok
Not bad, but not one that I particularly enjoyed, either. I didn't connect with the main character very much. The plot was interesting and was paced well, but didn't involve a strong sense of purpose, peril, or compelling problem to solve.
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I have a soft spot for books I read and loved growing up. I remember reading this multiple times in middle school and loving it so I picked it up for a re-read. A nice, short novel about different worlds.
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A time fantasy that begins as a horror book, has the middle of a sci-fi story, and ends as a fuzzy family tale.
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Born September 23, 1924, in Worthing, Sussex, England; died October 11, 2003, in London, England. Author. Alcock was a bestselling author of mystery and fantasy fiction for young adults. Her early training and career, however, was in commercial art, and she attended the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts from 1940 to 1942. She left school to become an ambulance driver for the Auxiliary ...more
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