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The Resource The door by the staircase, Katherine Marsh ; with illustrations by Kelly Murphy

The door by the staircase, Katherine Marsh ; with illustrations by Kelly Murphy

Label
The door by the staircase
Title
The door by the staircase
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Marsh ; with illustrations by Kelly Murphy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve-year-old Mary Hayes can't stand her orphanage for another night. But when an attempted escape through the stove pipe doesn't go quite as well as she'd hoped, Mary fears she'll be stuck in the Buffalo Asylum for Young Ladies forever. The very next day, a mysterious woman named Madame Z appears at the orphanage requesting to adopt Mary, and the matron's all too happy to get the girl off her hands. Soon, Mary is fed a hearty meal, dressed in a clean, new nightgown and shown to a soft bed with blankets piled high. But when Mary begins to explore the strange nearby town with the help of her new friend, Jacob, she learns a terrifying secret about Madame Z's true identity. If Mary's not careful, her new home might just turn into a nightmare
Summary
Happy to be adopted at last, twelve-year-old orphan Mary Hayes soon learns a terrifying secret about her new mother, the mysterious Madame Z
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10459724
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsh, Katherine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
750
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Murphy, Kelly
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adoption
  • Orphans
  • Witches
  • Baba Yaga (Legendary character)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The door by the staircase, Katherine Marsh ; with illustrations by Kelly Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057177104
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781423134992
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903487619
Label
The door by the staircase, Katherine Marsh ; with illustrations by Kelly Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057177104
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781423134992
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903487619

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