Karen Abbott


Excellent, Intermediate, Dan Poblocki, Scholastic Press, Haunted House, Orphanage, Ghosts, Spirits, Supernatural, Spooky, Scary

Document Type

Book Review


Five children with various backgrounds and interests have been lured with false promises to an old empty mansion that was once an orphanage. Poppy, Marcus, Dylan, Dash, and Azumi all come expecting different things from Shadow House. Eerie things begin to happen when they arrive and no one is there to greet any of them. Ghostly figures and phantoms begin to "play" with them and the children begin to draw closer together. It becomes a challenge both to survive and solve the riddle that is Shadow House.