Treasure of Green Knowe Author:L. M. Boston L. M. Boston's thrilling and chilling tales of Green Knowe, a haunted manor deep in an overgrown garden in the English countryside, have been entertaining readers for half a century. Now the children of Green Knowe--both alive and ghostly--are back in appealing new editions. — The spooky original illustrations have been retained, but dramatic new... more » cover art by Brett Helquist (illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events) gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today's readers.« less
The second book in the "Green Knowe" series centers on a 17th century family. The main character, Susan, is blind at a time when nothing was done to educate or accommodate the handicapped. However, her sea-captain father buys her a young African slave to be her companion, and Jacob, without European prejudices about girls or disabilities, teaches her to be independent, even to climbing trees.
Meanwhile, in modern times, Tolly, hearing his grandmother's stories about the family and encountering their spirits in the old house, finds the jewels stolen from Susan's mother, enabling the old house to remain in the family. A very satisfactory read for young people.