Here Lies Linc

By Ray, Delia

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ISBN
978-0-37586-757-6 978-0-37596-756-6 978-0-37589-844-0
Publisher
Knopf


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2011

Gr 5–7—Iowa City's Oakland Cemetery and legends about its Black Angel monument feature strongly in this suspenseful though warmhearted tale of family intrigue. Linc Raintree Crenshaw and his vaguely eccentric mom, Lottie Landers, a professor who studies burial customs, live in a house bordering the cemetery. Linc is stressed about starting junior high after having attended the small, private Home-Away-From-Home School, and Lottie seems unable to talk about her husband, whose sudden death soon after they moved to Iowa City has le...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2011

"Most people end their lives in a graveyard. Sometimes I think my life began there." This lightly suspenseful tale introduces twelve-year-old Lincoln, who's grown up next to Iowa's Oakland Cemetery with his "kind of unusual" mom, a professor specializing in burial customs. Now that he's starting junior high, however, Linc is ready to spend time with (living) people his own age; too bad his first American Studies assignment is to research one o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Twelve-year-old Lincoln has grown up next to Iowa's Oakland Cemetery with his "kind of unusual" mom, a professor specializing in b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2011

Well-developed characters with complex relationships, an intriguing mystery that progresses at a pleasing pace, and realism with a side of discomfort—regarding graveyards and peer pressure alike—make for a satisfying read. Suspense builds not just around the mystery of the curse of the Black Angel and visits to the cemetery, but also arou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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