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The Bad Seed

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The bestselling novel that inspired Mervyn LeRoy's classic horror film about the little girl who can get away with anything—even murder.

There's something special about eight-year-old Rhoda Penmark. With her carefully plaited hair and her sweet cotton dresses, she's the very picture of old-fashioned innocence. But when their neighborhood suffers a series of terrible accidents, her mother begins to wonder: Why do bad things seem to happen when little Rhoda is around?

Originally published in 1954, William March's final novel was an instant bestseller and National Book Award finalist before it was adapted for the stage and made into a 1956 film. The Bad Seed is an indelible portrait of an evil that wears an innocent face, one which still resonates in popular culture today.
With a new foreword by Anna Holmes.
Vintage Movie Classics spotlights classic films that have stood the test of time, now rediscovered through the publication of the novels on which they were based.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 3, 2015

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781101872666
  • Release date: February 3, 2015

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781101872666
  • File size: 2211 KB
  • Release date: February 3, 2015

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Kindle Book
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Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:1100
Text Difficulty:7-9

The bestselling novel that inspired Mervyn LeRoy's classic horror film about the little girl who can get away with anything—even murder.

There's something special about eight-year-old Rhoda Penmark. With her carefully plaited hair and her sweet cotton dresses, she's the very picture of old-fashioned innocence. But when their neighborhood suffers a series of terrible accidents, her mother begins to wonder: Why do bad things seem to happen when little Rhoda is around?

Originally published in 1954, William March's final novel was an instant bestseller and National Book Award finalist before it was adapted for the stage and made into a 1956 film. The Bad Seed is an indelible portrait of an evil that wears an innocent face, one which still resonates in popular culture today.
With a new foreword by Anna Holmes.
Vintage Movie Classics spotlights classic films that have stood the test of time, now rediscovered through the publication of the novels on which they were based.

Expand title description text