The family is haunted in the house and meet a strange man who seems to know many of the secrets of the house.It's a great film. Actually, he has... Mrs. Small is the strong-silent type. The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton 279 pages Scholastic 0590135724 Thomas and his family just moved into this new house. Thomas is sad to leave behind family and friends, especially his great-grandmother, but excited about the house his father is taking him to live in. Thomas Small. Like Thomas, Mac, and Mayhew, she has... Mac is a talented piano player, about Thomas's age. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Characters. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Very clean with some pretty scary elements. No blood and guts and no bad language. This FAQ is empty. He knew something was up with the house. Life is one big adventure for Thomas. He's adventurous,... Pesty is a special character. An elderly caretaker, named Mr. Pluto, lives in a cave on the property, which he has converted into a home. "Mac" Darrow; The Darrows; Mr. Carr; Dies Drear; Great-grandmother Jeffers; Reverend Breckenridge; Analysis; Quotes; Flashcards; Quizzes; Write Essay; Teaching Mayhew Skinner. The only problem was he had to find out the hard way. The house was once a stop on the Underground Railroad, a series of places and people where slaves could get help making their escape north. I remembered being scared of it as a kid, and as an adult I can still appreciate this film.It's basically the story of a family moving into a historic house that was owned by Dies Drear, an abolitionist who hid slaves and helped them escape. He is the one who wanted to live in the House of Dies Drear, since it played a great role in the underground railroad.In my opinion he is a very patient, calm, and intelligent man. They look up to Thomas, because they would enjoy watching Thomas carve some woods and do what Thomas does. He's moving to a new house in a new town on the day of his... Mr. Small loves history. brief summary. They are never seen... Talk about a mystery. Thomas Small is the narrator of the book. Thomas, as a young black boy, has a special interest in this history not only because of his heritage, but because his father is a historian who has filled him with stories of the past. That's the first thing you need to know about him. Was this review helpful to you? Mr. Small. There is also a rumored treasure hidden somewhere on the land. Mr. Pluto - Mr. Pluto's real name is Henry Skinner. Characters. His father is a history professor who has leased the historic home of the abolitionist Dies Drear. Soon they ... 16 of 18 people found this review helpful. everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The House of Dies Drear. They do some awful things – coming into the... Mr. Carr lives on land connected to both the Drear land, and the Darrow land.