It WASN'T Goosebumps Vol. 873 : The Case of the Pernicious Pog
September 21, 2010 7:07 AM Subscribe
Calling upon the Hive Mind to once again exercise its SUPER DEADLY NINJA POWERS and identify another obscure, barely-remembered book! This time, it's an ancient kids' book.
posted by julthumbscrew to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Per my sister: "When I was in elementary school (in the late 80s), I read an older hardback at the library (it was written in the 50s or 60s, I believe) about two little girls who have a secret room in one of their attics. The door to the secret room wasn't like a normal door, it was much smaller. There was a window that they could look out of from inside the room. I think there were toys in it, too. They didn't tell anyone about it. One of them might have been an orphan, and one of them definitely dies at the end. The room was all dusty and they used to sprinkle gold fairy dust around it. The gold dust was supposed to be magical, but after the one girl died, her friend sprinkled it all around the room and waited for something magical to happen, and nothing did, so she was upset. I think the author had a pretty name."