Volete la ricetta per avere una perfetta storia di fantasmi? Niente di più semplice: prendete una vecchia, grande casa abbandonata, aggiungete una bambina molto ribelle e un po' bugiarda, mescolate con un po' di strane creature magiche e tremendi malefici e oplà! Ecco a voi una misteriosa storia di ritratti che si muovono, di sette sorelle viziate e capricciose, e di un terribile incantesimo che dura da tanti, tanti anni... Età di lettura: da 10 anni.
- ISBN: 888451911X
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 144
- Data di uscita: 30-04-2008
I prefer the original title The Wicked Pigeon Ladies in the Garden used when Mary Chase’s book was first released in 1968. That said, despite it’s being over 50 years old, this slender, middle-grade novel is not dated at all. Maureen Swanson is a holy terror; however, she soon meets her match when s Leggi tutto
I read this as a child, and the story has stuck with me ever since. The creepy portraits of the sisters with the funny names (Lucrece, Ingrid, Maude, etc.) hanging in an abandoned old mansion sucked me right in. Even though I didn't remember the title, recently through the power of Google I was able Leggi tutto
A favorite childhood read. An ornry girl dreams of being a member of the family that once lived in the spooky, old, boarded up Messerman house. She runs into a dwarf and some ghostly portraits of some very not nice sisters once she ventures in. The portraits are sinister. Original ghost story with a Leggi tutto
actual rating: 2.5 A very quick read, but definitely a bit simplistic for adult readers. I also didn't realize until I was finished that this was first published in the 60s so I think that adds a lot to the dated feeling of the whole book. It is very tame and under-developed by today's standards but Leggi tutto
During one of my various scavenging escapades in my grandparent's basement, I came across this flimsy paperback discretely tucked behind a massive heap of Nancy Drews. It's abnormally surreal for a children's novel with enticing cover art and numerous ink sketches scattered throughout its pages. I r Leggi tutto
Fun little read for kids. A "nasty and misbehaving" little girl meets seven nasty, selfish, mean little girls who have stolen some magic...from a leprechaun and (of course) used it selfishly. They have no care for anyone even their parents who tried to teach them better...but sadly spoiled them. Whe Leggi tutto
A reread of a lost childhood book -- I hadn't read it in probably twenty or twenty-five years. Troublemaker Maureen Swanson gets into trouble herself when she trespasses in an old abandoned house and gets mixed up with the seven mysterious sisters who inhabit it. It's not as scary as I remembered it Leggi tutto
Now titled, "The Wicked, Wicked Ladies of the Haunted House. " The first scary book I ever read. Though about it for years, loved it.
This was a delightful read, filled with wonderful images. This is a story of a bratty, nasty little girl who rarely listens to anyone and is fascinated with a crumbled down mansion called "The Old Messerman Place." Disobeying her parents, she finds her way into the mansion where she gets into trouble Leggi tutto
Got this one at D.I. too. It was a fast and easy read. Brandon and I were looking through cover art and titles to see what intrigued us, as well as the kids. I liked the title of this one. It was interesting, and a different way to present the naughty and "wickedness" of being selfish. I think that
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