Book Reviews of Goody Hall

Goody Hall
Goody Hall
ISBN-13: 9780374427672
ISBN-10: 0374427674
Publication Date: 9/1/1986
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Book Type: Paperback
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"A deft period tale, somewhat English in flavor, by the always original author of Kneeknock Rise and The Search for Delicious, centers on a birthday cake of a house proudly owned by young Willet Goody's mother, but overhung with the mystery of his father's disappearance. Gothic elements thicken when Hercules Feltwright (of a long line of hatters) comes to tutor the likable lad. The two manage to piece together the answer to a problem which has grown through the years more and more tangled with deceits...In the marvelously evoked atmosphere of a country establishment surrounded by legends of a costumed robber, Mrs. Babbitt moves precisely and lightly to a happy finale. Adults as well as children will be satisfied with this story for reading aloud." --Virginia Haviland, Book World