Room of Shadows

Ever since his dad left, David Cray has had anger issues. So after he beats up school bully Jake Bragg, his mom grounds him in their creepy new house. Bored, David discovers a secret room with an old-fashioned desk, a chest, and a carving of a raven. Suddenly he’s having strange dreams about the room and the house, and violence seems to follow him wherever he goes. Who is the Raven who is taking responsibility for these violent pranks? And why do the pranks resemble Poe’s stories?

  • 256 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8"
  • 9780807568057
  • August 2017

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  • 256 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8"
  • 9780807568071
  • September 2018

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  • 9780807568064
  • August 2017

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  • Solidly creepy story with some great historical echoes.

    - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

  • An introduction that might tempt readers to explore Poe’s own nightmares.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Definitely recommended for budding horror hounds.

    - School Library Journal

  • A lively and suspenseful tale.

    - Booklist

  • The tension and supernatural events in this mystery/horror story will provide the readers with a page tuner till the very end.

    - School Library Connection

Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalist—Best Juvenile

    Activities & Resources


    • Accelerated Reader Points: 4.0
    • ATOS Level: 4.0