The Old Willis Place
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|"The Old Willis Place"|
|Author||Mary Downing Hahn|
|Original title||"The Old Willis Place : A Ghost Story"|
|Media type||Paperback, Hardcover|
|Publication date||20 September 2004|
Twelve-year-old Diana and her brother, eight-year-old Georgie, live in a shack in the woods by Oak Hill Manor. They are scared of a ghost that lives there since she had tortured them, but they are strong and can't die. A new caretaker has just arrived and he brought his 12-year-old daughter, Lissa. As Diana waits to meet Lissa, she wonders if the new girl will like her. When Lissa shows up she brings her dog, MacDuff. However, Lissa finds out that Diana and Georgie stole her bike and a bunch of other things. She becomes very angry and demands all of her stuff back from the brother and sister. Suddenly, Georgie bursts out of the woods dressed like an Indian and yells at Lissa to go back where she came from. MacDuff jumps on Georgie and knocks him to the ground. Just as Diana and Lissa pull the dog off Georgie, he runs back into the woods. After a while, she and Lissa began searching for her brother. They eventually find Georgie. but at the same time, the ghost of the woman who used to live in the manor tracks them down. Suddenly it all makes sense, Diana and Georgie are ghosts of the children killed by Mrs. Willis years before. Lissa tells her father where their bodies are and he calls the police. Diana and Georgie are finally buried and resting in peace.
Diana- Main Protagonist, 12 years old
Georgie- Diana's brother, 8 years old
Miss Willis- Main antagonist
Lissa- Diana's human friend
MacDuff- Lissa's dog
Nero- Diana's cat
Lissa's dad - Also known as the Heron Man for his skinny body
Hahn, M. D. (2004). The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story. New York: Clarion Books.