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The Mulberry Tree

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The Mulberry Tree
Written by Allison Rushby
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536207613
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The Mulberry Tree

author: Allison Rushby

Do naught wrong by the mulberry tree, or she’ll take your daughters . . . one, two, three.

Ten-year-old Immy and her family have run away from their storm cloud of problems to a tiny village in Cambridgeshire, England, where her depressed physician father can take a sabbatical and get back on his feet. Luckily, they find an adorable thatched cottage to begin a new life in. But their new home comes with one downside: in the backyard, there is an ancient, dark, and fierce-looking mulberry tree that has ceased bearing any fruit. There’s a legend that the towering tree steals away girls who live in the cottage on the eve of their eleventh birthday, and villagers even cross the street when they pass by the house. Of course, Immy thinks this is all ridiculous. But then she starts to hear a strange song in her head. . . . In a page-turner perfect for middle-graders, Allison Rushby folds themes of new-school travails, finding friends, being embarrassed by parents, and learning empathy into a deliciously goose-bumpy supernatural mystery.

Is the eerie tree beside their bucolic cottage really a threat to ten-year-old Immy? Legend and hearsay give way to a creepy series of events in a captivating mystery.
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1536207616 /  9781536207613
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Middle-grade Novel / Hardback
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
304 / 5 1/4" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
Family; Horror; Mysteries & Detective Stories;
author’s comments:
Allison Rushby is the author of The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery. She likes to write with a cup of Darjeeling tea by her side and a Devon Rex cat named Claudia curled up in her lap. She lives in Australia.
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