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The Sherwood Ring
The Sherwood Ring
Author: Elizabeth Marie Pope
Newly orphaned Peggy Grahame is caught off-guard when she first arrives at her family"s ancestral estate. Her eccentric uncle Enos drives away her only new acquaintance, Pat, a handsome British scholar, then leaves Peggy to fend for herself. But she is not alone. The house is full of mysteries—and ghosts. Soon Peggy becomes involved with t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780618150748
ISBN-10: 0618150749
Publication Date: 10/29/2001
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 6
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Peggy Grahame's self absorbed father has just died, but before he does he tells her that he was not as good a father as he could have been but that she will be taken care of by his older brother Enos in their ancestral estate Rest-and-be-thankful. He also mentions that the place is full of the ghosts of past Grahames and that Uncle Enos is obssessed with keeping the Grahame tradition alive, refusing to update the house, though he has never seen a ghost himself. Feeling trepidacious, Peggy sets off on her own to Rest-and-be-thankful and meets Pat, an english scholar along the way and he gives her a ride home in his temperamental loaner. As soon as uncle Enos sees Pat, he throws him out and refuses to explain why. As the mystery of her uncles behaviour unfolds, Peggy is visited by the ghosts of the house who help her along the way. A very charming book with a few romances and history of the revolutionary war.
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My girls and I loved this book! They had to own it so they could read it over and over again.
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A lonely girl is visited by her ancestral ghosts, who tell her very engaging stories about their lives during Revolutionary War times. These stories, incidentally, help her to solve the problems in her own life and find love. One of my very favorite youth/young adult reads, with strong women characters for its time. There is a scene in the middle of the book where one of the young women must outwit an English spy (with whom she is falling in love against her will) that would make the whole book worth reading all by itself.

I own two copies and will not be giving either of them away. Find your own!
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This is a lovely example of a friendly ghost story. Some things may seem a bit dated, now, but the story itself was interesting and engaging.

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