Greenglass House

Kate Milford (Author) Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)


New York Times Bestseller
National Book Award Nominee
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery

It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House--and themselves.

Product Details

$18.99  $17.47
Clarion Books
Publish Date
August 26, 2014
5.5 X 1.4 X 8.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Kate Milford is the author of the novels The Broken Lands and The Boneshaker, as well as the crowdfunded novella The Kairos Mechanism. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit the tourism website of fictional Nagspeake (where Greenglass House is located) at and Kate's personal website at


A National Book Award Nominee
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery
Nebula/Andre Norton Award Nominee
New York Times Bestseller

* "An enchanting, empowering, and cozy read."
--Booklist, starred review

* "An abundantly diverting mystery."
--Kirkus, starred review

"The legends and folktales Milford creates add to Nagspeake's charm and gently prepare the ground for a fantasy twist."
--Publishers Weekly

"Give this one to fans of Trenton Lee Stewart's The Mysterious Benedict Society."
--School Library Journal

"The intricately woven connections, large cast of memorable characters, and beautifully detailed writing come together to make this exceptionally engaging story leap off the page."

"Milford employs a Westing Game level of cunning in setting up clues, revealing their importance, and immediately pivoting to a higher level of mystery, gratifying readers as she pulls them into the story."
--Horn Book Magazine