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The Mystery of the Empty Room

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 172 pages
Published 1970 by Scholastic (first published 1933)
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Caren
May 31, 2010 Caren rated it liked it
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This author is another of Beverly Cleary's favorites as a child. I am intrigued by what successful authors read as children. She was apparently quite prolific in the early part of the twentieth century, but most of her books are now out of print. This novel was a well-executed mystery story about two sisters and their housekeeper who, at the death of their widowed father, go to live with a family friend whom they call Uncle Si. Elderly Uncle Si and his hired man, Zeph, are in the antique furnitu ...more
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Jan 14, 2016 David Ivester rated it really liked it
I have been on a kick lately of buying these old Tab books as an exercise in nostalgia. I always bought the mysteries when we ordered these books in elementary school (back in the early sixties for me) and so I have gravitated to the titles with the "mystery" titles. That is how I discovered Augusta Huiell Seaman. Her book The Riddle of the Lonely House was first and I enjoyed it very much. That led to others, including this book, The Mystery of the Empty Room.

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Augusta Huiell Seaman (1879-1950) was an American author of children's literature. She graduated from Normal College in New York City in 1900 and went on to teach elementary school. Following her marriage in 1906, she devoted her time to writing children's books. While living in Island Beach, Augusta held various offices in the local government, including Borough clerk, Tax Collector, and Borough ...more
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