Monday, August 4, 2014

Phyllis A. Whitney: Mystery of the Strange Traveler

Mystery of the Strange Traveler was published in May 1974 by Signet for famous gothic author Phyllis A. Whitney. Laurie and her sister Celia were visiting their Aunt Serena on Staten Island and were intrigued by the gloomy house next door. They wondered why Norman, the boy who lived there, was unfriendly and were trying to figure out a way to get inside the house!

Allan Kass illustrates our kids from the back as they sit in a tree and watch the house for clues. I like that he felt secure enough to only give us a profile of the girl and none of the boy! The house has some grand Victorian details. It's a great, imaginative cover that I hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. awesome cover and one of my favorite Phyllis Whitney young adult books!!