08-10-2009 11:50 PM
I have two books that I'd like to find. The first takes place in present day, with a little girl who I believe moves to a new town. At her new home, she goes through the hedge bordering her yard, and ends up in the past( not sure when though-sometime when they refer to TB as "consumption). She meets another little girl (who has TB-incidentally, I remember that the girl from the past had a doll; I think that there is some significance to this) In any case, she continues to go over and play with her, but I think she becomes sick in her own time with TB. I believe that there is also some sort of consequence that arises from her spending so much time in the past-maybe the possibility of getting stuck there?
My recollection of the other book is fairly brief-there is a little girl who has a "friend" (i.e. a ghost) named Zoe. There is something about a tower, maybe? And Zoe seems to want to use the little girl to come back.
I read these books about fifteen years ago, and have been looking for them for half that...please help!!
08-11-2009 01:28 PM
Your first book is "The Doll in the Garden" by Mary Downing Hahn:
When Ashley discovers a turn-of-the-century doll it is just the first of several puzzling events that lead her through the hedge and into a twilight past where she meets Louise, an ailing child whose beloved doll has mysteriously disappeared.
And the second book is "Stonewords" by Pam Conrad:
The first time Zoe met Zoe Louise, Zoe was four years old. Zoe Louise was more than 100. From that day on -- living in the same house, separated by a staircase and a century -- Zoe and Zoe Louise have been an important and permanent part of each other's lives.
10-25-2009 07:36 PM
I think I remember the second one about a little girl who lives with her grandparents and something about catching fire flies outside...she meets a ghost named zoe...some steps are off limit that are in the house and a play house in the back yard...If its the same book Im looking for it too...read it when I was little and cant find it..