Author: Jane O'Reilly
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
At this point, Trina would have given anything to undo the entire morning. If the radiators hadn't filled Goldenrod with steam, they wouldn't have gone to Miss Kitty's diner. If they hadn't gone to Miss Kitty's, she wouldn't know school ...
When Trina and her father move into an abandoned wreck of a mansion called Goldenrod, Trina thinks her life is finally coming together. She can put down roots at last. Maybe she'll even have a best friend! But the kids at school make fun of her, and it seems like Goldenrod itself is haunted. Then Trina finds Augustine, a tiny porcelain doll left behind when the house was boarded up a century ago. Augustine isn't like other dolls: she talks and talks and talks. Augustine helps Trina realize that Goldenrod is trying to tell her an important secret . . . one that may just change her life.