by Avi / book report by Gina Cleveland
The Seer of Shadows
The Seer of Shadows is about a boy named Horace, a girl named Pegg, and a ghost named Eleanora. Horace is a photography apprentice for a man named Enoch Middleditch, who is trying to trick one of their customers. Pegg works for the Von Macht family. The Von Machts had adopted Eleanora, neglected her because she would not sign over her inherited money, and ended up killing her. Eleanora is the adopted daughter of the Von Machts, who died of neglect and is now coming back to get even with the Von Machts.
This exciting story takes place in New York City in 1872. The main problem in the story is that Eleanora has come back as a ghost and is trying to kill the Von Machts. Horace and Pegg have to try to stop her.
Horse Drawn Carriage
This carriage is a reminder of how Horace sees Elearnora is driving the carriage carrying Mrs. Von Macht. This scares Horace, as he thinks Eleanora will kill her.