the Stone Circle
Ages 9 and up; Scholastic; 1998
A Junior Literary Guide Selection
Story: When fourteen-year-old Cristyn Stone's father announces
that they'll be spending the summer in Wales while he researches
a book, Cristyn balks. Their life in small-town Ohio, where Mr.
Stone is a professor of medieval studies, is a little boring - but
at least it's familiar. Why spend the summer in an even more remote
place - without TV or the mall or her best friend, Charlotte?
From the moment they arrive at the sixteenth-century
stone house in Dolwyddelan, Wales, which they'll be sharing with
another professor and her two children, Cristyn senses she is there
for a reason.
First she has a strange dream about a man she can't
identify. Then a beloved photo of their late mother disappears from
her room. And when she discovers a secreat staircase leading from
the room she shares with Miranda, she knows it's only a matter of
time until the house reveals its past.
Part ghost story, part historical novel, In the Stone
Circle is a riveting novel by a first-time author.
Cody Kimmel has loved ghost stories since she was a girl, and for
many years she has been captivated by the people and events of medieval
Wales. After a recent trip to Wales, including a visit to Gwynedd's
Dolwyddelan Castle, she felt compelled to write this novel in order
to bring the people and times closer to contemporary readers.
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