Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Rented House by Phil Cummings
This is an Australian publication (2000) which I would best classify as a mystery. The story is about a stranger who comes to rent a house at 22 Ridley Road. The five children who live down the street from the rented house become suspicious of flashing lights and booming music that emits from it. The stranger is very secretive, has green spiked hair and drives his car like a maniac. When Harley, one of the children's dogs, is kidnapped by the stranger they become angry and frightened. I would recommend that readers from 9-12. There is another book about the rented house called On the Run which was published in 2001. Both these books are hard to get hold of.
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