The House of Dies Drear is by Virginia Hamilton. A charming piece of historical fiction. A family moves into a house that was a former stop on the Underground Railroad. It is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of Dies Drear, the abolitionist owner of the house, and two slaves he was trying to help get away. Thomas and his family quickly begin to notice strange happenings in their house and strange behavior by their neighbors.
Ratings: 6th grade - 8 out of 10.