IN THIS FIRST BOOK IN THE HAUNTING YORK TRILOGY, DAN TRIES TO SHED SOME LIGHT UPON THE SHADOWS ON THE WALL... Dan is confused but thrilled when his parents decide to take a family vacation to York, England, right in the middle of the school year. But his excitement turns to dread when he discovers a terrible family secret that threatens to destroy everything. As if Dan dIN THIS FIRST BOOK IN THE HAUNTING YORK TRILOGY, DAN TRIES TO SHED SOME LIGHT UPON THE SHADOWS ON THE WALL... Dan is confused but thrilled when his parents decide to take a family vacation to York, England, right in the middle of the school year. But his excitement turns to dread when he discovers a terrible family secret that threatens to destroy everything. As if Dan doesn't have enough to worry about, the ancient Roman ruins of York are alive with ghosts of Roman soldiers, and they all seem to be reaching out to him. Could they be trying to tell him something? And what d the local gypsies have to do with it all? Do they know something about Dan's future that he doesn't?...
|Title||:||Shadows on the Wall|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
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Shadows on the Wall Reviews
Different than her typical stuff, but I really enjoyed it. Interesting fantasy/historical fiction about Dan,a boy visiting York with his family, and the links to the past that kept emerging in the form of Roman soldiers. Naylor makes an interesting connection between that and the family's discovery that both Dan and his father have a strong likelihood of contracting Hodgkin's disease, a genetic disease that attacks the brain and nervous system and mimics madness. Is Hodkins disease causing Dan's visions? There's no way to tell, and no solution, no cure. Great moody atmosphere and open ending. First in a series.
This book was written in 1980. Two decades before that, as a school boy in Schefferville, a mining town in northern Quebec,I was required to read Rosemary Sutcliff's novel "The Eagle of the Ninth", a story about a lost legion [the ninth] of Roman soldiers in early Britain. "Shadows on the Wall" is about an American boy holidaying in Britain. While there he encounters the ghosts of those lost legionnaires. The book brought back memories. Yea!
Dan's parents pull him out of school for a week-long trip to Europe with the excuse that they won't have time to do it later. Dan hunts for the truth. At the same time he is aware of strange fears and is afraid he is seeing things. He discovers friendship with the gypsies and some important answers.
I was a little disappointed in this book, mainly because it has no satisfactory conclusion. It was written as the first part in a trilogy, and doesn't stand alone. I consider that a flaw. On the other hand, Naylor's writing is always solid, and her main character, Dan, is appealing enough for me to read the next two.
I read this several years ago and remember liking it a lot. I will be trying to find it and read it again.
I didn't feel drawn into this story. It is interesting in some ways, but it seemed a bit vague at times.
A young boy travels with his parents to York< england where he starts seeign ghosts. Interesting book.
i read this trilogy in like 7th grade. i remember it being so awesome.
It is a great book. If you don't like ghost stories then don't read it but it isn't a scary ghost story or anything! You should read the series it is amazing!!!!
I read this in grade 7 or grade 8 for english class. I can't remember much about it but I do remember that I didn't like it