The House of Dies Drear
by Virginia Hamilton
The House of Dies Drear Resources
Lots of interesting information on our author, and (since she loved frogs) lots of frog jokes.
Try this brief, interactive tour of the Underground Railroad, from National Geographic Online.
A great resource, courtesy of PBS.
This interactive exploration will give you lots of information. The site is loaded with slide shows, primary sources, even teachers' guides.
Want to visit a house that was part of the Underground Railroad network? Check out this National Park Service website which lists these historic locations. You can find them everywhere from Florida up to Maine. Lots of these houses are open to the public.
Offers information on the Underground Railroad, and even discusses slavery in the world today.
Movie or TV Productions
This is the scene where Thomas meets Pesty and Mac. They changed it a little from the book, but it's still pretty good.
A brief, illustrated biography of Hamilton.
Is this Mayhew dressed as Mr. Pluto, or is it Mr. Pluto?
Looks like Mayhew and Thomas getting to know each other.
This picture, from a real Underground Railroad house, called the Levi Coffin House, shows a secret passageway. The beds could be pushed in front of the doorway to hide it.
Mr. Pluto's house looks something like this.
This one's called "The Devil's Tea Table." Mr. Pluto would love that!