The Haunting of Charles Dickens
The Haunting of Charles Dickens
The Haunting of Charles Dickens
Greg Ruth, Lewis Buzbee
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Meg Pickel's older brother, Orion, has disappeared. One night, she steals out to look for him, and makes two surprising discoveries: She stumbles upon a séance that she suspects involves Orion, and she meets the author Charles Dickens, also unable to sleep, and roaming the London streets. He is a customer of Meg's father, who owns a print shop, and a family friend. Mr. Dickens fears that the children of London aren't safe, and is trying to solve the mystery of so many disappearances. If he can, then perhaps he'll be able to write once again. With stunning black-and-white illustrations by Greg Ruth, here is a literary mystery that celebrates the power of books, and brings to life one of the world's best-loved authors.

Book Details


  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Meg lost her older brother, Orion, 6 months ago. She and Mr. Dickens, after believing that they saw him one night, renew their search for him. The clues lead to a mysterious triangle of names. Though, this triangle of names is even more important when, underground, they found children, half-dead, half-alive, and press-ganged into work, forging bolts. Finally, they learn the location of Orion, but can they rescue him in time?

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When Meg Pickels brother goes missing, she finds herself in a strange situation&She meets the famous writer Charles Dickens, who is having trouble writing. This writers block is due to a worry that London isnt safe. This book follows his journey to learn why so many children are going missing&maybe he can help Meg! Read The Haunting of Charles Dickens to find out!

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