When Zoey's mom whisks her out of their Minneapolis apartment to her grandmother's house in the country (the grandmother she never knew she had), the 10-year-old is excited but curious. Instantly she feels the tension between her mother and grandmother, Hazel. Seeking relief, she explores the house and finds a magical doll.
Marion Dane Bauer is the author of more than forty books for children, including the Newbery Honor-winning book, "On My Honor," and "Rain of Fire," which won a Jane Adams Peace Association Award. She has also won the Kerlan Award for the body of her work. "The Blue Ghost" was named to the Texas Bluebonnet Master List for 2007-2008 and to the masterlist for the Sunshine State Award. Her Stepping Stones mystery, "The Secret of the Painted House," was a CCBC Children's Choices Book. Elizabeth Sayles's luminous art can be seen in more than 20 children's books.