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The seer of shadows

Literature circle ed.

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Published by Scholastic in New York, NY .
Written in English.

About the Book

The time is 1872. The place is New York City. Horace Carpetine has been raised to believe in science and rationality. So as apprentice to Enoch Middleditch, a society photographer, he thinks of his trade as a scientific art. But when wealthy society matron Mrs. Frederick Von Macht orders a photographic portrait, strange things begin to happen.

Horace's first real photographs reveal a frightful likeness: it's the image of the Von Machts' dead daughter, Eleanora.

Pegg, the Von Machts' black servant girl, then leads him to the truth about who Eleanora really was and how she actually died. Joined in friendship, Pegg and Horace soon realize that his photographs are evoking both Eleanora's image and her ghost. Eleanora returns, a vengeful wraith intent on punishing those who abused her.

Rich in detail, full of the magic of early photography, here is a story about the shadows, visible and invisible, that are always lurking near.

About the Edition

In New York City in 1872, fourteen-year-old Horace, a photographer's apprentice, becomes entangled in a plot to create fraudulent spirit photographs, but when Horace accidentally frees the real ghost of a dead girl bent on revenge, his life takes a frightening turn.

Edition Notes

"This edition is available for distribution only through the school market."--Page 4 of cover.

Grades 3-7.

Copyright Date
2008

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]

The Physical Object

Pagination
202 pages ;
Number of pages
202

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26343078M
Internet Archive
seerofshadows00avi
ISBN 10
054520044X, 0545176077
ISBN 13
9780545200448, 9780545176071
OCLC/WorldCat
456700761
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