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The House On Hackman's Hill Paperback – February 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 780L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Reissue edition (February 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590423703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590423700
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

I first read this book when I was 10 years old and fell in love with it instantly.
Andrew Ryan Austin
Almost every chapter ends with a "cliff-hanger", so my kids always wanted me to keep reading.
Silent film comedy lover
I read this story over and over again and it never ceased to scare me like no other book!
E. Pruetz

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 31, 2005
Format: Paperback
Okay, listen up!!!!!

This is by-far the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!! It is pure on-your-seat action/mysterious book!!!!!! It is about these two kids that visit their grandma and grandpa. There is this big mansion in that neighborhood. There was a mysterious legend that a man dissapeared!!!! Along with his mummy!!!!!! THen, the two kids went to another place in the neighborhood. An old man lived there. He had once had to stay at the manor. So, when the kids get there, they ask the man for info. Then, in the book, there are alot of flashbacks. But they are not confusing. The flashbacks tell how it was to have to live with the mad man. Then, the man dissapears and everyone flees the manor. I don't want to give away too much info, but let's just say that the kids go into the forbidden manor for a closer look.

NOW GO READ THE BOOOOOOOOKKKKKK!!!!!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is an outstanding book for all ages,unless you get scared easily.This book could make you have to change your shorts.House on Hackmans Hill is also a suspense,horror,and mystery novel.It will keep you in your seat,far in your seat.I recommend you read this book because it will teach you not to mess with other peoples belongings,and not to intrude.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 29, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is a really good mystery/Horror.The begining of the story is were two little kids meet an olderly man that lives beside their grandparents.He tells them about a house that is haunted.He say's that he has lived there when he was little boy then he tells them about all of the haunting that took place there fitty years ago.Its about a collector that has a statue of Anubis and he takes the eye's out everyday.well that is a mistake.

On one night Mr. Hackman dissapears and the mummy comes to life.Throught the entire book he just want's his eye's back.Fitty years later debbie and jeff want's to figure out this unsolved mystery.well as they arrive a big storm hits and they are stranned at this creepy house.During the book they find secert passage ways, and soon enought they found Anubis.The only thing it say's over and over give me my eye's.AT the end it tells you what happened to Mr.Hackmon,and tells you if they made it or not.So if you like creepy/horror/murder than I hightly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
The House on Hackmans' Hill, is story about two kids who try to find a mummy for a prize in a old spooky house which they have to spend the night in because they get trap inside. A ghost who is trying to get the kids. They run into many into many different dangerous situations along the way, also, they find many hidden places and hints to find the mummy.
I think that the message of the book is you should always listen to your alders. I loved all the characters in the story. My favorite part of the book is where all the surprises just pop out in front of you. My least favorite part of the book is the ending because I think the author just ruined the story.
I loved the author's style of witting. The story keeps the reader interested through out the whole book. The author tells exactly what the author need to know, has just the right amount of details that the story needs to have. The vocabulary is just perfect for the ages of seven to twelfth grade. I love every little part that the book has written except for the ending. The age groups for this story are seven through seventeen. I will recommend this story to any one who loves to get scared and any one who loves to get told ghost story, I will give **** stars out of ***** stars.
c.c.b.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
okay. I hate scary stuff and it was hard to pick up this book at first. But it was like a scary movie that you cant stop watching. The only thing different is that I did not regret this one. Even though it is terrifying at some parts, it's pretty good. As a kid, I advise not to buy this book for a little kid. The horror elements are kind of creepy. The couple hours afterward were very alert to dark places. If you like old horror movies, you'll love this book!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 1, 2007
Format: Paperback
Do you like mumies, secret passaveways, and a curse that may give you quite a scare? Then you should read The House on Hackman's Hill by Joan Lowery Nixon.

This fiction book is about two cousins, Jeff and Debbie, who are looking for a little adventure and are bound to find the mummy that many people have been trying to find for many years. They can't escape the terrible curse, they are stuck in the mansion because of the horrible snowstorm, and there is no turning back until they solve the mystery on Hackman's Hill.

What I like about this book is taht you never want to put it down. Like most books you may be able to predict what is going to happen, but not in this book. And it only has 126 pages. Scholastic published a good book.

The autor may be familiar to some more than others. But Joan Lowery Nixon is an author that writes mainly mysterious books. She has many series out, which include: Orphan Train Adventures, Hollywood Daughter, Disney Adventures Case Buters and many more series. Nixon also has many, many novels out. Many of them are mysteries. She has won some awards for her writing, including being the only four-tijme winner of the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award and a two-time winner of the California Young Reader Medal.

I would give theis book 3 stars out of five for the great adventure and mystery. Overall The House on Hackman's Hill is a great read taht many would enjoy if they like mysteries. ANd if you don't like a good scare, here and there, then I don't think this is a good book for you.
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