Greenglass House

Greenglass House

eBook - 2014
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At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house sending Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, on an adventure.
Publisher: New York, NY : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
ISBN: 9780544055551
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jun 22, 2019

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Jan 04, 2019

I loved the suspense and the mystery of the book towards the end, but I was dissapointed that that wasn't included in the start. All together great read.

Sep 16, 2018

This was a really good book that contains mystery and suspense, the only thing I did not like about it was that I felt it was a little slow in the beginning.

Apr 23, 2018

This was a unique read. The whole time I was reading, I was wondering if it was fantasy or a sort of an alternate reality with a slightly exaggerated concept of what is feasible.

And then...

And THEN...

And then I hit the plot twist in chapter 12. Oh, my goodness. It absolutely blindsided me, and yet the author totally played fair - if you looked at all the preceding writing, it made total sense in context, and you could even see subtle hints it was coming. But I have to declare it an example of masterful writing.

Though I personally have never minded spoilers (life is too short to get hung up on things like that), I will not spoil it beyond that and I urge you not to spoil it for yourself either. The "Wait, WHAT?!" moment will be well worth it. The story leading up to it is certainly intriguing and entertaining enough to hold your interest, too, and though it's not the focus, Milo's feelings about his adoption add an undercurrent of emotional depth beneath the main plotline. Highly recommended.

Jul 16, 2017

This is an amazing book πŸ“š 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.

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.

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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