Peppermints in the Parlor

Peppermints in the Parlor

by Barbara Brooks Wallace

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Emily Luccock is looking forward to living at Sugar Hill Hall....She remembers her aunt and uncle's grand old mansion well, with its enormous, elegant parlor, marble fireplace, and white china cups filled with hot chocolate. But this time things are different. Her aunt's once bright and lively home is now dead with silence. Evil lurks in every corner, and the dark, shadowed walls watch and whisper late at night. And no one ever speaks.
Everything's changed at Sugar Hill Hall, and Emily knows something awful is happening there. What's become of Uncle Twice? Why is Aunt Twice a prisoner in her own home? Emily is desperate to uncover the truth. Time is running out, and she must find a way to save the people and home she cares so much about.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442450837
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,010,342
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Barbara Brooks Wallace has written Victorian mysteries that include a parlor, a tavern, a castle, a scullery, and a gallery. But she claims never to have lived in a tavern or a castle, or owned a house with a parlor, a scullery, or a gallery. So far she has not lived in a tenement, either. She simply dwells in a nice little house in Alexandria, Virginia, with her very nice husband; affectionate Burmese cat, Cleo; and turtle, Peter. Her son, Jimmy, daughter-in-law, Christina, and Victoria and Elizabeth, their two daughters, live nearby.

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Peppermints in the Parlor 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as a 4th grader. I was absorbed in to the gothic world that Wallace imagined. I remember reading this book for hours on end. It left such an impression on me that 25 years later I ordered the book again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best and most suspenseful book I have ever seen. Mrs Plumly and Mrs Meeching are two of the most evil people alive. They have a bowl of taunting peppermints, that are forbidden to the old residents that live there. There is also an exiting mystery where you have to find out where Uncle Twice is, and Tilly, Clarabelle the kitten, Kipper the fishmonger's boy, and Aunt Twice add to the suspense in the greatest book of all time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this back in the 5th grade, and remember how wonderful of a book it was. I plan on reading once again. Almost 5 years later.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Delightfully suspenseful and tastefully dark. A good book for the target audience (12-13) But really for anyone. (I read it the first time when I was 17 and I LOVED it!) Good, clean, and a delightfully spine-tingly read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are some authors who capture perfectly the pleasantly creepy, anxious, but somehow amusing what-next quality that makes a book a treasure, one that you re-read even when you already know how it comes out, one that you re-read even when you are a bit older than the target audience of 12-year-olds. Barbara Brooks Wallace is one of these authors, and this is one of those books. (Wallace has won a couple of Edgars for this kind of thing.) There's something about the 1890's atmosphere that comes alive in this book (albeit without surveillance cameras).
thc_luver6 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is so good. You won't be able to put it down for anything! It has good characters (not good in the sense that they are perfect...but more as in interesting) and you'll wonder what goes on in Sugar Hill Hall until the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A reading comp book is it good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book " Peppermints In The Parlor " was awsome. My teacher Mrs. Smith read it to the class. " Tilly tells for peppermints, peppermints, peppermints my fair lady,"said Kipper.
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Good book its awesome
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you like mysteries? If you do, a great choice would be Peppermints in the Parlor. After a tragic accident, Emily goes to Sugar Hill Hall to live with her aunt and uncle. She discovers her uncle is missing and her aunt is a slave in her own home. Who are Mrs. Meeching and Mrs. Plumly? Why are there old people living in the house? And can Emily trust Kipper and Tilly? Read this book to find the answers to these intriguing questions. This book is recommended because it has lots of mysteries that are solved in an exciting conclusion. There is wonderful descriptive language and similes. The plot moves along quickly. You will not fall asleep reading this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Peppermints in the Parlor is a very exciting book.It has adventure and desire. A little girl, the age of 11, has lost her parents in a recent boat accident leaving her to live with her Aunt and Uncle Twice but, once she arrives at the once most grandest beautiful suger hill hall, she finds much horror to her dismay. Her Aunt Twice was under-control by a Mrs.Meeching and a Mrs.Plumly. Also there was an orphan, like her, that was a servant girl and old people alot of them. Her bloved Suger Hill Hall now crawls with mysteries and is an orphanage and a nursing home for old people which isn't a friendly orphanage or a friendly nursing home but a terror place. Read the book to find out why.