The House in Windward Leaves

On Halloween night, Sadie and her neighborhood friends slip past cardboard cut-outs of the painter Mistral and a lady at the leaf-covered house on Windward Road. Looking at a wall mural, they are transported beyond the room to a Halloween party on a star where their costumes become real.

As Fortuneteller, Sadie only has to look in her crystal ball to help the others with their transformations. Her friend Candy has become the Homecoming Queen. The neighbor boy has become George Washington and his brother is a musician in the star band.

That begins the adventures of Sadie and the enchanted children who make up the bizarre star community.  When Mistral’s woman friend finds her star-of-sapphire necklace missing, a treasure hunt ensues in the latter chapters of this madcap fantasy.


About the Author

Katherine L. Holmes began writing novels for children after she was a winner of The Loft’s Children’s Literature Prize.  She also worked with The Northwind Story Hour at The Loft in Minneapolis.  Since, she has worked with children’s books and customers in Duluth bookstores.  Her first job after college was in publishing, copy editing children’s curriculum.  She lives in Duluth, Minnesota, where she likes to hike and write.


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