The Old Willis Place Graphic Novel: A Ghost Story (Paperback)

The Old Willis Place Graphic Novel: A Ghost Story By Mary Downing Hahn, Meredith Laxton (Illustrator), Scott Peterson, Sienna Haralson (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Old Willis Place Graphic Novel: A Ghost Story (Paperback)


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Diana and her little brother, Georgie, know every inch of the land around the old Willis place, a crumbling mansion that some people say is haunted. They climb the trees and swim in the pond. And they can do whatever they want, even stay up all night. They don't have to change their clothes, brush their hair, or go to school. They have total freedom--as long as they don't leave the grounds.

When Lissa arrives with her father, the new caretaker of the estate, Diana is overjoyed. She's been wishing for a friend. She can show Lissa all her favorite spots, and they can share their favorite books. Maybe Lissa can even help her uncover the ghastly secret of the creepy old Willis house.

But there are rules that must be followed in order to keep the peace. Diana and Georgie aren't allowed to make friends. If Diana makes contact with Lissa, she could unleash evil forces beyond her control . . . and then they'll all be sorry.

For more spooky graphic novels from Mary Downing Hahn, check out Took, Wait Till Helen Comes, and All the Lovely Bad Ones!

Mary Downing Hahn’s many acclaimed novels include such beloved ghost stories as Wait Till Helen Comes, Deep and Dark and Dangerous, and Took. A former librarian, she has received more than fifty child-voted state awards for her work. She lives in Columbia, Maryland, with a cat named Nixi.

Meredith Laxton is the illustrator of the graphic novel edition of Mary Downing Hahn’s classic ghost story Wait Till Helen Comes as well as work published by IDW, Humanoids, and Comics Experience. Nowadays, Meredith resides in Savannah, Georgia. Visit them at

Scott Peterson is the writer of Truckus Maximus, an original middle grade graphic novel, as well as the comics series Batgirl, Batgirl Beyond, and Gotham Adventures. Scott lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family. Visit him at

Product Details ISBN: 9780358650157
ISBN-10: 0358650151
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: July 16th, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English

(Wait Till Helen Comes Graphic Novel) "An adaptation that feels as fresh as a newly dug grave."  — Kirkus Reviews

(Took Graphic Novel) "Middle grade readers will be thoroughly engaged by this terrifying graphic novel that blends folklore and mystery to create a moody treat for horror fans." — School Library Journal

"Featuring appropriately haunting images, this fast-moving adaptation of a cozy ghost story works well in graphic format. Suspenseful and creepy yet poignant—just the thing for budding horror fans." — Kirkus Reviews