Tween Book Club: ‘Wait Till Helen Comes – A Graphic Novel’ by Hahn and Laxton
Friday, July 14, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sometimes reading is more fun when you have others to talk to. Registering for this program puts you on a list to pick up a free copy of this month’s club pick, Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn and Meredith Laxton.
- Register for this program to get your copy of the book. If you can’t pick it up at Newport, tell us your location choice using the special needs section of the registration form.
- Starting June 9th, pick up your book from the library.
- Read and enjoy the book at your own pace.
- Come chat about this month’s book and other books you love in person or online on July 14th at 4:00 pm at the Newport Branch or via Zoom.
This book club is for ages 8-14
If you prefer to join via Zoom, let us know in the notes section and a link will be sent.
In this graphic novel adaptation of master horror storyteller Mary Downing Hahn’s spookiest and most popular tale, two siblings must save their stepsister from the clutches of a vengeful ghost.
When their mom remarries, Molly and her brother, Michael, try to make friends with their new stepsister, Heather. But Heather only wants to make trouble for them. She lies and tattles and misbehaves, and somehow they always get the blame. They know she’s trying to drive a wedge between her father and their mother so she can have her father all to herself—and it seems to be working.
Then, Heather starts playing in the graveyard behind their new house. She claims she can talk to a ghost named Helen, and her behavior gets even stranger. Michael doesn’t believe in ghosts and thinks their new little sister is just looking for more attention. But Molly isn’t so certain, especially when Heather threatens that Helen is going to come for them and make them sorry.
It seems as though things can’t get any worse—but they do.
When Helen comes.
Meeting Room: Newport - Kinsella Community Room Main Level
Age Range: 8-14
Snacks Provided: Yes