June 18, 2014

The Doll Graveyard

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TThe Doll Graveyard book coverhe Doll Graveyard (for ages 8-12) by Lois Ruby

“Chester sniffs at the ground and whimpers. It’s a graveyard, a miniature cemetery with five tiny wooden markers close together in a horseshoe shape, and one larger one set apart, as if someone didn’t want that body buried with the rest.”

When Shelby’s parents divorce, she isn’t happy that it means she has to move 200 miles away from where she grew up. Her great-aunt Amelia has died, leaving a house at Cinder Creek to Shelby, her brother Brian, her mom, and her dog Chester. It’s a beautiful house, but old and kind of creepy at night. And oh yeah, there is also a weird miniature graveyard in the backyard.

Brian and Shelby dig up the miniature graves and find dolls. They take them inside and put them in a doll house that is an exact replica of their house. When the dolls start moving around the house and talking, Shelby and Brian try reburying them, but they won’t stay buried!

Shelby finds a journal written by the dolls’ first owner, Sadie. Shelby is horrified to hear that Sadie went through the same things Shelby is going through. The same things happened to Emily, the next girl to find the dolls. Emily ends up in a psychiatric ward because her parents and doctors think she is crazy.

Are Shelby and Brian going crazy? Or can they figure out a way to make the dolls quiet at last? Read and find out! Then comment in the section below!

  1. adriana

    I disagree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Kelsie

    I really want to read this book to get some more ideas. I want to see what happens to the dolls and shelbie and brian

  3. It looks sort of interesting

    Could be nice to read if you like mystery or something. I don’t know but probably

  4. O

    This book sounds really cool,i may or may not cheack out the book.
    and if i do i think ill enjoy it alot .If i dont then i guess ill jeut find a nother horrorr book i know i spelled that wrong!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jazmine

    This book sounds really cool,i may or may not cheack out the book.
    and if i do i think ill enjoy it alot .If i dont then i guess ill jeut find a nother horrorr book i know i spelled that wrong!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Ali

    I’m in 4th grade and I read Harry Potter and it was so good. Plus I understude it all and I was in the 3 grade and my sister read them too.

  7. Anonymous

    Horrible idea for a book! What you trying to do. Scare little kids minds? Write something happy for Peres sake. This is poisoning kids minds. We don’t need to fill their heads with the fear of death and all that gross stuff! Seriously it’s NOT cool like you think it is. It’s sickening to look at and to read. We have the amazing ability to read. Why would I waist is on some horrible book that fills my mind with things that are right to think about. I for one am not happy with this being a book for kids. It shouldn’t even be a existing book. And since when did dolls become creepy things? You are gonna make girls think that dolls are going to come alive and spook them. I am not happy with this at all. That’s just my opinion! Thanks for listening to me say how horrible this book it. And I will NEVER read it.

  8. artpug59

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee tttttttttttttttttttttoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hes cool and has great books

  9. fanstudy13

    so do i but they can get scary if you watch something with scary dolls or anything before seeing one

  10. fanstudy13

    this is scary but the picture is not as scary as the one on my sisters book the picture is like a doll with a cracked face and in a GRAVE YARD that seams really scary

  11. ava

    I might read this… is there any scary age appropiate books that are scarier out there, please recomend them.

  12. 135790

    that is so creepy. i would rather live in the middle of no were with nothing then to have dolls that are buried in the back yard that haunt you forever!!!:}

  13. A

    This is a great book everyone who is looking for a little scare or creepy and mysterious things then this is the book for you!!

  14. Llamamaster20

    Best book recommend it to kids age10 to15 years hope you like it as much as me.

  15. happydog874

    i lllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it

  16. Lauren

    This book sounds amazing and scary. I like these types of mysteries and I’m going to read this soon!

  17. saige

    Hey guys I’m in the 6th grade and I would like to know how to read this book and I’m not sure how to read the first chapter I have read many other first chapters with book on here but I’m not sure how to get it to do it if you would please comment and tell me how to get to it I would really like to read it has got my eye. thanks

  18. miracle

    this book is a really great book. if ur into ghost stories its great for you. im in 6th grade and i loved it.

  19. destiny

    you should at least start having the option to read the first chapter because just reading the summary gets us into the book and we all ,i bet, will want to read the first chapter to this book.

  20. megan

    i really bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad want to reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaddddd this

  21. ashli

    i read this book i fault that this book was to grown up for kids and that this book should be for teens becouse of this book i was scared for two weeks on a scale of one to ten i would give this book a zero

  22. Caleb

    I read the whole book it is a great book i hope you guys can get it and read the whole thing. hope you enjoy it as much as I do :D

  23. Odessey

    When i was done reading the 5 paragraphs my lips were shaking.
    I cant wait to read the rest of the stories….

  24. chewyswamp3

    my dads bow is scarer then this book and bows arent scary
    do u think there trying to scare us cause it is not working ?.

  25. yogasuper17

    I think this is one of the most wacky thing ever. Thanks 4 showing me2 throw away dolls

  26. Sadie

    the dolls should stay buried! There’s also no point in burying the dolls if there not going to stay in one spot!

  27. bikingart2681

    YES because when the dolls started moving and talking they started to rebury them. NO because when they started burying the dolls they won’t stay buried.

  28. riderlunchroom2

    that’s so creepy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. fangsjaw67

    I read this book in my house and I think it was amazing. How they found the little graves for the dolls. So scary but not that scary. it was cool because i love scary and horror books and i am 10 years old i also like mistory books.

  30. Ollie

    i am 10 years old and i love horrer storys how many kin like this book and are you shure thst it is approte for my age as young as i am yea or no

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  32. dark135

    Sometimes i wonder what it would be like being a doll…………OR AM I????


  33. a

    if it had a movie then count me in freaky…. love it i’m into freaky movies but books aren’t that scary cause stuff can’t pop out at you comment if you know what i mean

  34. Shelby s.

    It is so wierd that we have the same first name. It totally creeps me out because I had to move when my Aunt died!!!!

  35. dolphinring19

    i’m reading the book right know in my school and everyone in my class like the book and they are guessing whats going to happen in chapter 15!!!! I’m also wondering whats going to happen in chapter 15!!!!

  36. DressBasketball21

    It is a good book, my class is at chapter 15 and it is getting better and better! You guys `should read it, you’ll be amazed!

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  38. laiba b

    I don’t have much to say. I just read the blue part under the book,s cover. I read it and I said maybe I,ll like his book and I think I will like it I have watched a lot of doll moves.But I still want to know what store the book is going to be selled at and how much money does it cost o OMG have been right to much ok I am stopping buy.

  39. Angelmusician01

    Yes, I’m not a fan of popular horror. However, I love Gothic Horror, such as Shelly’s Frankenstien, or Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera. I love how this genre combines horror, mystery, romance, and sometime the toll of society or philosophy in them. To me, a great book is not only extremely well written but also has a message to society in them. even if it isn’t explicitly there, like in the Harry Potter books, (which is undoubtedly why they remain popular {and will remain popular}). The greatest book I have ever read so far is Hugo’s Les Miserables. It combines French history (in the battle of Waterloo),

  40. mahi

    I cant wait to read it it sounds so mysterious and spooky that I want to read it so badly

  41. volcanoaqua14

    omg! yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Jessica

    yea I would be scared if dolls were haunting me every were I go that would be scary but I love scary books I would have probably just ignored them or at least searched up haunted dolls and get as much information as possible

  43. Anonymous

    so do I but I don’t even know were they sell it. it sounds really awesome and I’ve read scary books before that’s the scariest one I’ve heard of so far

  44. Anonymous

    some are but some aren’t I should know once you get over it their not so scary I know my friend jess she has a bunch of dolls and they had no eyes it was just pitch black and it use to freak me out cause I use to go to her house a lot

  45. Anonymous

    that sounds really interesting I wish I could keep reading it. it sounds really interesting all my life I’ve been a reader and never heard anything so interesting before cant wait to read on

  46. ketchuphappy

    I love these kind of scary books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would read the rest of the book THE DOLL GRAVEYARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. ketchuphappy

    I like this book ,it is sound and looks like it is really scary. I would buy these book ,also i would like to the rest of the book THE DOLL GRAVEYARD.If Shelby and Brian going crazy?Or can they figure out the way to make the dolls quiet at last?I would read the rest of the story ,I love these kind of scary books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. First Name Only or STACKS username

    I have not read the book.DOLLS ARE SO SO CREEPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. the mystery kids

    you havent read the book bad girls dont die or the movie the congering?????????????????????????????

  50. the mystery kids

    1they must have been scared. now i want to read the rest of the book
    2 they must have been depressed with all the bad things happining in there life. then they are getting haunted by some creepy dolls.

  51. bluebig66

    Wow sounds amazing and creepy, if I was one of them I would take a chain saw to there faces!!!!!!!!

  52. clubbloodhound44

    if that happed to me, i would of smashed the dolls with hammers and say ‘Bye Bye dollys’.

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