Historical (fiction), 1,581 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 660L
Ghosts in the House, set in the Northern United States in the 1830s, is a story about a young girl named Virginia who hears strange noises at night coming from her attic. Suspense builds as Virginia gets the idea that her parents know something about this but are keeping it from her. Illustrations support the text.
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