Greenglass House

Greenglass House

eBook - 2013
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A rambling old inn, a strange map, an attic packed with treasures, squabbling guests, theft, friendship, and an unusual haunting mark this smart middle grade mystery in the tradition of the Mysterious Benedict Society books and Blue Balliet's Chasing Vermeer series.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780544055551
0544055551
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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blue_cat_14033
Jul 16, 2017

This is an amazing book 📚 filled with action suspense and imagination as the two children try to find out why guests our showing at unexpected times. This book is just so cool 😎 and I love it 😍. I have already read it 10 times!!!!!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍😜😍😜😍😜😜😍😍😍😜

MissLauraStorytime Nov 18, 2016

My favorite children's novel of 2014. Unique characters, friendships, unexpected twists, set in an old house during a snowstorm. Cozy, mysterious, and gentle, I was hoping that all would end well for everyone involved.

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Tabaqui
Oct 06, 2016

This made me feel as if I were actually there, in that old, comfortable inn, surrounded by snow. I liked the book until the end, which was a little too weird for me and somewhat spoiled the story. Warm and fuzzy, with a mystery for added enjoyment.

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michgree
Aug 27, 2016

Young Milo, expecting a cozy Christmas vacation with his mother and father in an old "smuggler's inn" that they run, is suddenly sharing it with six very odd and unusual guests. These guests have secrets and a connection. Milo and Meddy, a new friend that also appears among the guests, use their newly discovered talents at sleuthing to ferret out the reasons for the guests collective presence.

Creepy, yet cozy, full of clues and with a startling ending this book will appeal to middle grades for sure.

JCLChrisK Jun 16, 2016

A simply delightful combination of elements.

A compelling mystery with a series of side-mysteries to keep things surprising, based around a cast of eccentric characters who show up mysteriously.

An atmospheric setting: a snowed-in cliff-top inn for smugglers in a fictional town the author clearly loves and was developing online before this book was conceived (I was intrigued enough to go looking to learn this after finishing the book). A house with a history and character. A town with wonderful folklore.

An interesting and capable young protagonist full of yearnings and interests who is willing to learn and grow. With loving, intriguing parents (they run an inn for smugglers, after all, and adopted a son from China). And with a new friend who is helping him develop by engaging him in a live, improvised version of her favorite role-playing game.

A strong sense that even the most ordinary, mundane objects can be treasures with the right stories and histories, as can the people who find them. Every page was infused with a longing for lore.

Writing that deftly feels both eloquent and approachable, sophisticated and everyday.

From the very start, I got caught up in Milo's story and didn't want to put it down.

forbesrachel Jun 17, 2015

On a cold winter's night five suspicious guests show up at Greenglass Inn. All of them have a hidden agenda regarding the secrets this house hides, so when things start to go missing it is up to Milo and Meddy to solve the mystery. To do this they don the mantle of role-playing characters, investigating matters secretly. By playing the blackjack Negret, Milo gradually finds new confidence in himself. The game allows him to come to terms with some personal issues, especially the fact that he's a Chinese boy adopted by a Caucasian family; he loves his family and is loved, but is extremely conscious of what others think. Meddy, as Sirin, acts as an invisible guide, helping him in his quest. Reality is, this is no game though, and while the majority of the book is quite fun, the end brings some real danger. Milo's in a unique position, he's a child, and he grew up in the house, so these strangers end up revealing things to him. Each adds a piece to the overall puzzle, and there are quite a few surprises for readers. Greenglass House is a great mystery that stuffs a ton of adventure into a small space, it has its own unique fables, and throws in a ghost story for good measure.

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marthabwaters
Mar 03, 2015

This is a really fun mystery set at a smugglers' inn around Christmastime. Some thefts in the inn cause twelve-year-old Milo and one of the inn's guests to put on their detective caps and investigate the inn's guests. The characters are interesting and well-developed, the setting is SUPER cozy, and it's just a totally fun read.

ontherideau Jan 08, 2015

A sparkling story - think Flavia de Luce meets Mary Poppins.
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