The Humming Room by Ellen Potter
(description by Scholastic)
Hiding is Roo Fanshaw's special skill. Living in a frighteningly unstable family, she often needs to disappear at a moment's notice. When her parents are murdered, it's her special hiding place under the trailer that saves her life. As it turns out, Roo, much to her surprise, has a wealthy if eccentric uncle, who has agreed to take her into his home on Cough Rock Island. Once a tuberculosis sanitarium for children of the rich, the strange house is teeming with ghost stories and secrets. Roo doesn't believe in ghosts or fairy stories, but what are those eerie noises she keeps hearing? And who is that strange wild boy who lives on the river? People are lying to her, and Roo becomes determined to find the truth. Despite the best efforts of her uncle's assistants, Roo discovers the house's hidden room--a garden with a tragic secret.

The Humming Room was inspired by The Secret Garden written by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Spike's Place Munroe Falls Public Library

Read the first two chapters of The Humming Room by clicking this link

Bluebonnet Activities and Projects

Super cool Writer Bookmarks to download from Ellen Potter's website.

Select one of the "I Dare You" cards and complete the task. This will count as a Bluebonnet Project if you have read The Humming Room.

Bluebonnet Literature Connections


Project Gutenberg: Read the Etext version of The Secret Garden (27 chapters)

The Secret Garden lesson plan for grades 4-5th.

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Ellen Potter author of The Humming Room and for uploading a book trailer
Project Guttenberg for providing the Ebook of The Secret Garden
Feiwel and Friends-Publisher
Munroe Falls Public Library for a book trailer
Jennifer Wray-The Secret Garden lesson plan