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Graveyard Girl

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  66 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
It is 1878 and a yellow fever epidemic has turned the boisterous city of Memphis solemn and fearful. The fever has taken Eli's mother and sister and driven his grieving father away. All alone, he vows to harden his heart against further loss.

Yet Eli is soon drawn to Grace, an angelic, otherworldly girl. People call her the Graveyard Girl, for she tolls the bell for each ne
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Published October 1st 1995 by Walker Childrens
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Whitney Lewis
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book and a tear jerker. A Great glimpse into the past.
Melanie
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: older children (10-11 yo) and their parents
Shelves: read-to-my-kids
Juvenile Fiction Historical Event - the Yellow Fever Epedemic in Memphis TN. This is an endearing story of kindness and friendship amidst tragedy. It's an excellent portrayal of fever ravaged Memphis. There's even a little ghost story which makes it appealing to the 10-11 year old crowd. My daughter read it for an Historical Fiction Book Report (4th grade)and I read it out of curiosity. Even having grown up in Memphis I learned so much about this chapter in our history from this book. This epede ...more
Amanda
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this in about an hour. While it's certainly not the worst young adult book I've ever read, it is definitely not one that will appeal to everyone. It's dark and depressing, and written in such a way it may be hard to follow. I doubt I'll remember this for very long.
Kitty Tomlinson
Yellow fever epidemic in Memphis (1878). Eli, alone after his father skips out and the fever takes his mother and sister, is drawn to Grace, the Graveyard Girl. Beautiful period piece written for young readers bur can be appreciated by all. Well done.
Gabrielle
Apr 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspiring, but full of tradgedy
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