Ghost Girl: A Blue Ridge Mountain Story by Ray, DeliaGhost Girl: A Blue Ridge Mountain Story by Ray, Delia

Ghost Girl: A Blue Ridge Mountain Story

byRay, Delia

Paperback | June 7, 2016

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Based on a true story--a new school brings new hope to a young girl."Fascinating historical detail will haunt readers, especially since there's no patched-on happy solution." - Booklist

Eleven-year-old April Sloane has never set foot in a school before, and now that President Hoover and his wife are building a one-room schoolhouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains where April lives, she is eager to attend it. But these are the Depression years, and Mama wants April to stay home and do the chores around their farm. Finally, Mama gives in, and April discovers a new world opening up to her. The author based the school on papers in the Hoover Presidential Library in Iowa, which include letters between the White House and the teacher who taught at the school.
Delia Ray grew up in rural Virginia. Her books include Singing Hands, A Nation Torn, and Behind the Blue and Gray . She now lives in Iowa City, Iowa, with her husband and children. Visit her website at www.deliaray.com . 
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Title:Ghost Girl: A Blue Ridge Mountain StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.73 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544706331

ISBN - 13:9780544706330

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* Nothing is? predictable? April's coming-of-age? is poignant, realistic, and somber, and reflective of the strength April has found within." - Horn Book, starred review * "Ray's loving attention to setting, character, and detail makes this debut special? based on real events and a real teacher." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Ray sensitively captures the atmospheric flavor? treat[s] her characters as real, complex people? A warm but not sentimental coming-of-age story." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books * "[An] excellent portrayal? rises to the top? .seamlessly incorporates historical facts into the narrative? engaging character? first-rate purchase for all libraries." - School Library Journal, starred review "Fascinating historical detail? will haunt readers, especially since there's no patched-on happy solution to the poverty, anger and sorrow." -Booklist "