Friday, December 29, 2017

The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery by Allison Rushby - ADVISABLE

Rushby, Allison The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery, 256 pages.  Candlewick, JULY 2018.  $16.  Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

Flossie Birdwhistle doesn’t feel adequate for her job as the turnkey of Highgate Cemetery in London because she is one of the youngest ghosts in the cemetery.  But things get worse when she spies a very strange someone who seems to be straddling the line between the worlds – and in his uniform of a Nazi, whatever he is up to is definitely no good.  Flossie will need all of her grit, some help, and a little luck to bear what she must do to save all of England from a supernatural enemy. 

If you like a good ghost story, a little bit of history, and a whole bunch of supernatural, this is a great place to go.  I don’t think the historical setting will turn off students – especially since it involves World War II.

EL, MS – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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