Long Lankin

Long Lankin

Book - 2012
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When Cora and her younger sister, Mimi, are sent to stay with their great Auntie Ida in an isolated village in 1958, they discover that they are in danger from a centuries-old evil and, along with village boys Roger and Peter, strive to uncover the horrifying truth before it is too late.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick, 2012
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763658083
Branch Call Number: YA BARRACL
Characteristics: 455 pages ; 22 cm


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Cora and her sister must stay at their great-aunt's decrepit mansion in the English countryside. Local legend warns of a vengeful presence that haunts the night, stealing away young children never to be seen again. MS

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Jun 06, 2017

creepy, but fun

multcolib_alisonk Aug 03, 2015

A girl and her little sister, displace from their home, and forced to live in a creepy run down house, with an aunt they barely know; a tidal marsh that makes the land around the house dangerous for kids; an ancient and horrifying secret held closely by the villagers.
Looking for gothic-y goodness? You've found it!

JCLBethanyT Mar 26, 2013

Truly spooky! I kept the lights on as I read; Cora and Mimi feel like real children--children who can be tired, spiteful or scared--and Guerdon Hall felt like a real nightmare--an ancient building, sinking into the swamp, its windows nailed shut and its old kitchen bricked up. Barraclough uses masterful horror technique in Long Lankin and maintains the chills until the very end. Fans of Shirley Jackson in particular might enjoy this tale of haunted gentry and crumbling castles.


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