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Is this town HAUNTED? Jack and Annie wonder when the Magic Tree House whisks them to the Wild West. But before they can say "Boo!" they rush headlong into an adventure filled with horse thieves, a lost colt, rattlesnakes, and a cowboy named Slim.
The protagonist, Jaris discovers a boy's picture in an old school book looking just like him. He sets out to find the underlying dark secret.
"Little ghost, all dressed in white, Walking on a summer's night, (Hoooo, hooo,) Calling to her childhood friend, Asking him to come and play, But his hair stands up on end. Billy Watson runs away."
What Josh thought would be the dullest summer of his life, spent with his eccentric great-aunt, turns chilling when he meets the ghost of a coal miner killed in a mine explosion. Willie has been waiting years for some kind soul to dig up his leg and rebury it with the rest of him--only then will he be at peace. Josh agrees to do the grisly deed, but when he digs in the old cemetery, he finds more than Willie's leg bones! Who buried the box of cash in the grave, and why? How far will that person go to get the money back?
Upon discovering that she has the gift of Second Sight, Blossom also learns that whether glimpsing the future or traveling into the past, one is powerless to alter history.
George Washington's ghost pulls a girl out of her school White House tour and takes her on a personal tour of the building, introducing her to the ghosts of previous presidents and to the history of the White House and the United States.
What would you do if a ghost came to your class? Wilbur doesn't mean to make trouble, but books rise by themselves, voices answer the teacher...
Best friends Nick and Chip decide to dress up as a two-headed ghoul for the neighborhood Halloween party. The two boys just know they're going to win the grand prize for best costume. But then Nick's little sister has to tag along, and it looks like she's going to ruin everything for the Ghoul Brothers. Find out what happens when the ghouls bend the rules and Nick's little sister comes up with some big surprises.
Max's parents are planning to sell their house and move the family far, far away. But Max can't leave Nicky and Tara, the two ghosts who live with him. They need him. He's the only one who can help them become kids again! Max has to stop his parents!From the Hardcover edition.
Two-time Newbery Honor Book author has written an amazing account of one of America's most famous hoaxes! When a 10-foot tall purported "petrified man" is unearthed from a backyard in upstate New York in 1869, the discovery immediately turns into a spectacle of epic proportions. News of the giant spreads like wildfire, and well over a thousand people come to view him in the first five days alone! Everyone has their own idea of his true origin: Is he an ancient member of the local Onandaga Indian tribe? Is he a biblical giant like Goliath? Soon the interests of world-renowned scientists and people from around the globe are piqued as arguments flare over who he is, where he came from, and if he is real--or just a hoax. In a riveting account of how the Cardiff Giant mystery snowballed into one of America's biggest money-making spectacles--and scams--Jim Murphy masterfully explores the power of 19th-century media and the unexpected ripple effect that a single corrupt mastermind can produce when given a stage.
Talk about out of the frying pan, into the fire! I was pretty sure that my freaky stepsister and that freaky field guide of hers would ruin my life. But now it looks like they're going to ruin all of Florida, too! Okay, maybe that's not fair. Maybe all these stupid giants would be waking up anyway, but if it wasn't for her and that book, I'd be home playing video games and this would be someone else's giant problem!
Everyone has it in them to be a hero. Everyone who reads about those men and women who stood up for what they believed in, who sacrificed everything for a passion or love, who took a step into a place where no one had ever stood before has what it takes to be among those names. You don't have to be the bravest or the strongest; you simply have to believe in something enough to overcome all odds, to conquer every obstacle and succeed. You need to do what all those people have done before you--jump that first hurdle, write that first word, paint that first stroke. Take that first step. For it is in you to be a hero--the only question is whether or not you know it.
Gib might have finally found the family he's always wanted. Will he be adopted for good?No child wants an extended stay in the Lovell House Home for Orphaned and Abandoned Boys. And in the sequel to Gib Rides Home, Gib, a smart, resourceful eleven-year-old orphan, returns to the Thornton family's ranch, hoping for a much happier experience this time. Instead of the farm labor that most orphans his age are forced to do, he gets the benefits of being part of the family: reduced chores and the freedom to go to school. Luckily, Gib also has a way with horses--and life with Livy, the irrepressible Thornton daughter, proves that horses can be much easier to deal with than people. When a whipped and starved horse comes to the Thornton Ranch during a blizzard, Gib finds a way to save this incredible creature. And while helping the horse recuperate and acclimate to his new home, Gib realizes that he may have finally found a permanent home of his own. This ebook features an extended biography of Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
All Gib ever wanted was to be adopted, but life with a family isn't quite what he thought it would beGib was sent to an orphanage when he was six years old, and with each year, he knows it becomes less likely that he will be adopted into a loving family. As kids get older, they are more likely to be adopted onto a farm, meaning a hard life of unpaid labor. And after seeing a friend come back battered and near death, Gib is understandably worried. When his turn for adoption finally comes, Gib is surprised to learn that life on the farm isn't too difficult. His new "parents," the Thorntons, are kind to him, and his job in the stables is fun and interesting. It is as close to the home of his dreams as he could possibly imagine. And though Gib doesn't remember much of his past before the orphanage, as time passes, Gib realizes that his new family may be more connected to his real family than he ever imagined. This smart, touching novel is based on the life of author Zilpha Keatley Snyder's father and his experience as an orphan in the 1900s. This ebook features an extended biography of Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
Matt soon learns that his dreams of having his own horse are not as grand as they seem, after his great-uncle sends him a horse and Matt is forced to be responsible for its care and maintenance in a suburban community.
Humongous Studios makes the weirdest horror movies ever, and in its next film, the monster is a real-life threat! Sean and Holly's dad owns the wackiest business in Grover's Mill: a horror filmmaking studio. For his newest movie, their dad has decided to feature a gigantic robot octopus as the star of the show. When Holly and Sean visit the studio with their friends, they are excited to get a first-hand look at how movies are made. Unfortunately, there is one problem: Gigantopus is completely out of control, and its alien master plans to use the star to take Grover's Mill back to her home planet!In a fight fit for the big screen, Holly and Sean must battle Gigantopus and save their town from being sucked into space. This may turn out to be their dad's oddest movie yet!
When Gilda Joyce's mother announces her engagement to a man from St. Augustine, Florida, Gilda is appalled. She hasn't even given him the "Joyce Family Application" yet! But as the wedding preparations get under way, Gilda realizes she has much bigger concerns. Why does her soon-to-be stepdad keep calling Mrs. Joyce by his ex-wife's name? And why is Mrs. Joyce acting like she's possessed? With only a few short days before her mother says "I do," Gilda knows this much for sure: it's going to take every ounce of her sleuthing skill and psychic savvy to solve this one!
When Gilda lands a summer internship at Washington, D. C. 's International Spy Museum, she finds herself embroiled in both a museum haunting and a real case of espionage. While investigating a cemetery where Abraham Lincoln's son was once buried, Gilda stumbles upon a spy's "dead drop" of classified information. Gilda's efforts to decode the cryptic message lead to further intrigues: Is she on the trail of a mole operating inside the U. S. intelligence community? Aware that "nothing is what it seems" when it comes to spies in Washington, D. C. , Gilda faces the most serious challenge yet in her career as a psychic spy.
Ever since her father died, quirky Gilda Joyce has been working hard to sharpen her psychic skills. She's determined to communicate with spirits from the Other Side and become a crack investigator of spooky, twisted mysteries. After wrangling an invitation to visit relatives in San Francisco, Gilda discovers that her dreary, tight-lipped uncle and his strange, delicate daughter need her help to uncover the terrible family secret that has a tortured ghost stalking their home. From poignant to hair-raising and hilarious, this is a behind-the-scenes, tell-all account of the very first case in the illustrious career of Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator.
A rabbit journeys to help a witch with amnesia find her rightful name and place. Filled with shapeshifting magic, intrigue, a battle between white and black magic, a council of cats, palace intrigue, a boart hunt, and a final battle with a ruthless monster guarding the talisman that will save a kingdom.
Eleanor Estes's Ginger Pye, a 1952 Newbery Medal winner, is a warm, witty mystery set in a small-town American community. Ginger Pye, the star of the show, is the very smart dog that ten-year-old Jerry Pye buys for a hard-earned dollar. The most famous pup in Cranbury (a town between Boston and New York), Ginger knows many tricks, is as loyal as he is smart, and steals the hearts of everyone he meets . . . until someone steals him! Will Jerry and his sister Rachel ever be able to find their beloved terrier? Don't miss the sequel, Pinky Pye!
It's 1944, W.W. II is raging. Jayna's big brother Rob is her only family. When Rob is called to duty on a destroyer, Jayna is left in their small town in upstate New York with their cranky landlady. But right before he leaves, Rob tells Jayna a secret: they may have a grandmother in Brooklyn. Rob found a little blue recipe book with her name and an address for a bakery. When Jayna learns that Rob is missing in action, she's devastated. Along with her turtle Theresa, the recipe book, and an encouraging, ghostly voice as her guide, Jayna sets out for Brooklyn in hopes of finding the family she so desperately needs.
[from the back cover] ""What does Marcia think she's doing!" Ginnie fumed aloud. "Geneva's my best friend, not hers!"" It was true. Ginnie and Geneva had been "best friends" for a long time. Then Ginnie saw Geneva walk home from school with Marcia. All of a sudden Ginnie felt like an outsider. But in the next few weeks, many things began to happen. ..."
Who needs a ladder when you've got a giraffe with an extended neck? The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doesn't. They don't need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break--a chance to clean all 677 windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England! That's exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams.
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