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The Ghost on the Hearth

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Critical Acclaim for The Ghost on the Hearth

“Milord’s retelling [of a French Canadian tale] keeps the action moving quickly and Dabcovich’s folk-art illustrations build suspense and convey an eerie atmosphere . . . A good addition to storytelling collections.”

School Library Journal

“In words and pictures, the glowing heart with the cozy fire is at the center of the action.  A hearth is also a great setting for telling haunting stories, and the last page includes lively suggestions for children to create their own shivery scenarios.”

– Hazel Rochman, Booklist

Critical Acclaim for the Vermont Folklife Center Children’s Book Series

“The series, a model for building a national culture from stories rather than bricks, offers something for everyone.”

– Daria Donnelley, Commonweal

“The series proudly promotes the richly diverse heritage that makes our country unique and strong. Americans of all ages will enjoy these keenly insightful and beautifully illustrated treasures.”

– Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States

“The series as a whole preserves the memories of a bygone way of life.”

Publishers Weekly

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