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A fine pet funeral for the finest dog that ever lived in the Sugar Creek territory kicks off this installment in the Sugar Creek Gang adventures. Mysterious howling in the middle of the night causes Bill to wonder if a ghost dog is roaming the woods. Later, in the same woods, strange lights in the sky cause the gang to wonder if a UFO has come to visit. Solve these nighttime mysteries with the Sugar Creek Gang and discover the answer to this burning question: Will my pet be in heaven? The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. These classic stories have been inspiring children to grow in their faith for more than five decades. More than three million copies later, children continue to grow up relating to members of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life. Now that these stories have been updated for a new generation, you and your child can join in the Sugar Creek excitement. Paul Hutchens's memories of childhood adventures around the fishing hole, the swimming hole, the island, and the woods that surround Indiana's Sugar Creek inspired these beloved tales.
From Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper, a story of adventure and friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler. On the winter day Little Hawk is sent into the woods alone, he can take only a bow and arrows, his handcrafted tomahawk, and the amazing metal knife his father traded for with the new white settlers. If Little Hawk survives three moons by himself, he will be a man. John Wakely is only ten when his father dies, but he has already experienced the warmth and friendship of the nearby tribes. Yet his fellow colonists aren't as accepting of the native people. When he is apprenticed to a barrel-maker, John sees how quickly the relationships between settlers and natives are deteriorating. His friendship with Little Hawk will put both boys in grave danger. The intertwining stories of Little Hawk and John Wakely are a fascinating tale of friendship and an eye-opening look at the history of our nation. Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper also includes a timeline and an author's note that discusses the historical context of this important and moving novel.
Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park in Utah. Even before they get to the park, Jack Landon knows that Ethan Ingawanup spells trouble. Things start to go awry after Ethan and his sister-two Shoshone kids-are placed in the Landons' care. The questions begin to mount after Ethan teaches Jack and Ashley the ancient Ghost Dance: Are all the hair-raising events just coincidental? Or is there some strange magic in the dance ritual? The answers await in the raging waters of a slick-rock canyon called The Narrows. The afterword by Lyman Hafen of the Zion Natural History Association discusses white mustangs and public lands in Utah.
In the third book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, Nina and her best friend explore a haunted mansion, where they must reunite the ghosts of a father and daughter before it's too late Nina and her best friend, Chris, haven't known each other long, but they've already shared enough ghostly adventures for a lifetime. Now working at an antique shop in town, Nina and Chris encounter their latest spooky predicament while inspecting some classic furniture located high in the tower of an old mansion. In a creepy bedroom sits a magnificent brass bed, and--to their surprise--the crying ghost of a little girl. When they stumble across a second spirit, who resembles the girl's father, Nina and Chris know one thing for sure: Something is amiss in the big house, and all the antiques in the world couldn't be more exciting than getting to the truth. The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed is the third book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, which begin with The Ghost in the Third Row and The Ghost Wore Gray. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
[from inside cover flaps] "When ten-year-old Chad Weldon's friend Jeannie Nichols invites him to visit her eccentric aunt, he's in for more than a vacation. Aunt Rosebud runs a boarding house full of odd characters, and as soon as Chad and Jeannie arrive, bizarre things start happening. Chad's toothbrush moves around his room on its own. A frightening mummy appears--and disappears. And a panther leaps out of his closet. Even scarier, Madame Keppell, a fortune teller, says she sees trouble all around him. Chad desperately wants to go home, but he knows that his father won't believe the things that have gone on. Soon, Chad and Jeannie hear about a diamond bracelet that was stolen recently. The two friends take it upon themselves to solve the mystery against all odds. From best-selling author Betty Ren Wright comes another spine-tingling mystery featuring Chad Weldon and Jeannie Nichols, from The Ghost Comes Calling and Too Many Secrets."
In a 1920s seaside town, Clare discovers a mysterious glass house in the backyard of her new summer home. There she falls in love with Jack, the ghost of a boy who can't remember who he was before he died. Their romance is a haven for her from the cruel pranks of her society friends, especially her best friend, Bridget, who can't wait to grow up and embark on romances of her own. As Clare begins to suspect an affair between her mother and Bridget's father, she retreats to the glass house. But that haven begins to crack when she realizes that Jack has lied to her about his name . . . From a dazzling and fearless new voice comes a shimmering story full of wonder and mystery, in a world where every character is haunted by lingering ghosts of love.
A summer trip becomes a dangerous journey into the past when Rose Rita unwittingly accompanies Mrs. Zimmerman, a woman hoping to regain her magical powers, until she loses her memory and leaves them stranded in the year 1828.
It was the age when samurai ruled Japan. Young Seikei, son of a tea merchant, has an impossible dream: to become a samurai himself. Then, when a precious jewel is stolen at the inn where Seikei and his father are staying, Seikei steps forward to tell what he saw: a ghost crept through the inn during the night. One person believes him: the samurai judge investigating the case. He sends Seikei on a mission that will take him into places stranger and more terrifying than he had ever imagined. To fulfill his task, Seikei learns the price a samurai must pay to defend his honor.
On an island off the coast of Virginia, the daughter of a US Lifesaver investigates a series of suspicious shipwrecksIt's 1895. Rhoda Midyette lives on Glenn Island, where her father is keeper of the US Lifesaving Station. He leads rescue operations whenever a ship hits the dangerous shoals around the island--which has happened far too often lately. One stormy night, when Rhoda and her father's team help the survivors off their destroyed boat, she spies a mysterious light on the cape above Graveyard Shoal. The next day, she finds footprints in the sand. Is someone deliberately causing the collisions? Swaying their lanterns so the sailors will navigate toward the perilous shallows instead of away from them? Or is it a ghost light--and are the footprints those of the mythical mangled mariner? As she digs deeper, Rhoda uncovers clues that threaten everything she knows. With so much at stake--including her best-friendship with the gravely ill Pearl--Rhoda has to trust in herself and find a way to save lives. This ebook includes a historical afterword.
Kendall takes drastic action when she encounters ghostly overwhelm in this third book in a tween series that Kirkus Reviews calls "bright, bubbly fun."<P> Kendall feels like she's losing at life. The only people who will talk to her are ghosts, and she's exhausted from trying to fix their problems. Meanwhile, Brandon thinks she's a liar, her best friend thinks she's sneaking around with another boy, and her dad is getting serious with a new girlfriend. Kendall can't cope with anything else!<P> Desperate for answers, she decides to visit the one person who might have them--the one person she never wanted to see again. Will her mom be able to help, or will Kendall be stuck without a wisp of hope?
A search for stolen jewelry takes Nancy to New Orleans where she uncovers a swindling racket in which a medium uses her trade to relieve victims of their valuables. When a family of thieves work together by preying on trusting individuals, they robbed them of their inheritance and work pay. By preying on their good nature, the gang of thieves rob people of their treasures and their money under the guise of helping orphans. Follow Nancy and her friends along with a good dose of help from Mr. Drew and her faithful dog, Togo, as they catch the thieves and restore what was stolen. This is the version published in 1948, before the revisions that occurred to the first 34 Nancy Drew books beginning in the late 1950s.
Nancy, George, and Bess are on vacation in Maine when they stumble on a bizarre mystery--has their friend's father been killed, or is he really the victim of a cover-up?
When twelve-year-old Florence boards the crowded horse-drawn coach in London, she looks forward to a new life with her great uncle and aunt at Crutchfield Hall, an old manor house in the English countryside. Anything will be better, she thinks, than the grim London orphanage where she has lived since her parents' death. But Florence doesn't expect the ghost of her cousin Sophia, who haunts the cavernous rooms and dimly lit hallways of Crutchfield and concocts a plan to use Florence to help her achieve her murderous goals. Will Florence be able to convince the others in the household of the imminent danger and stop Sophia before it's too late?
When the Harrisons move to an old cottage in Oxfordshire they are beset by small domestic disasters --ink spilt, buckets tripped over, objects mysteriously moved, all kinds of bumps and creaks and draughts. Naturally, they assume that ten-year-old James is the troublemaker, and James decides it simply isn't worth the bother to tell them about Thomas Kempe --after all, they'd never believe him. For Thomas Kempe was a seventeenth-century sorcerer who has materialized as a poltergeist, and he is bent on making James his apprentice! At first it is merely irritating, but then some very unpleasant things start to happen. James decides that Thomas Kempe must be got rid of --but how?
Judy regrets that she is leaving Farringdon for a vacation in the Thousand Islands just as life in Farringdon gets interesting. The police are on the trail of counterfeiters, but Judy won't be around to help them. Excitement does follow Judy, however, when she impulsively purchases seven Indian masks at an auction. Judy learns that the masks are rumored to be cursed and that misfortune befalls whomever owns the monster heads. At first Judy refuses to believe the nonsense, but after the young people arrive at camp, the heads begin to appear and disappear and change location within the storage box. Mysterious sounds are heard at night. The monster heads appear to be alive! As with all mysteries, there is a logical explanation for the movement of the monster heads, and Judy's search for the solution proves to be more exciting and dangerous than she could ever have imagined.
For fifty years, ten-year-old Susie has waited for her parents and sister to come back. Each new family who moves into her home seems not to notice her, except for the young children. Susie likes children. She even likes baby-sitting, but can she baby-sit forever? Why can't she get anyone else's attention?Charlotte is looking forward to a great summer in her new home, despite her many baby-sitting duties. But someone else seems to be helping her watch her little brother. Someone only he can see. Gradually Charlotte realizes her all-too-normal house is haunted-by the ghost of a girl who doesn't or won't realize that she's dead. Set around the Fourth of July, this story offers two perspectives-one of the living and one of the dead-in a wholly entertaining and thought-provoking way. .
Gilda Joyce?s best friend, Wendy Choy, is chosen to participate in a piano competition in Oxford, England, so of course super-sleuth Gilda finds a way to go too. Once there, the grueling practice schedule takes a backseat to strange and spooky occurrences. There are foreboding tarot cards that keep appearing to the participants and ominous numbers etched in frosty windowpanes. But even more chilling are Wendy?s ghostly nightmares of a young boy?and the haunting melody she can?t shake out of her mind. Could there be a sinister connection to the piano competition? Gilda has a genuine haunting on her hands, and solving this one will take every ounce of psychic intuition she?s got! .
Thanks to Charlotte's travel-writer dad, the Beacon Street Girls are headed to a luxe resort in Montana. But when their dream vacation turns into a snowy nightmare, the BFFs are split up. While Katani and Isabel enjoy room service and hanging out with country music superstar twins Nik and Sam, Charlotte, Maeve, and Avery are stranded with Mr. Ramsey in a haunted old ghost town. Whether snowboarding and chilling with celebrities or solving an old-fashioned mystery with ghosts, wolves, and romance, the BSG find fun and adventure in the Wild West.
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.
It's the first day of the rest of Charlotte's life. She isn't going to be invisible any more. And she's not going to stop at just getting noticed, she's determined that she'll be envied! Much to Charlotte's surprise her plan actually seems to be working: Petula, the most popular girl at school has finally acknowledged her existence and her lab partner for the rest of the term is none other than Damen Dylan, school heart-throb and object of Charlotte's desire. It's only a matter of time before she's accepted into their elite circle...that is until, in her excitement, Charlotte chokes to death on a gummy bear. So, OK, it's the first day of the rest of Charlotte's death - why should that change her plans?
Before she can rest in peace, Charlotte Usher must return to the tragic site of her death: high school. Once there, her assignment is to help a designated teen solve a personal problem in time for the all-important prom. But no one explained what happens if you fall in love with your class project. Charlotte would die (again) for love but facing the all-too-familiar feeling of invisibility may be too much for her to swallow.
Heaven couldn't be a phone bank, could it?Charlotte Usher discovers that the afterlife isn't quite what she pictured when she's forced to intern at a hotline for troubled teens. Before she can officially cross over, she'll have to be a source of guidance for one such teen. The problem is she doesn't have much advice to offer since dying hasn't exactly boosted her confidence level. But when Hawthorne High's leading, love-to-hate cheerleader Petula and her gothic little sis' Scarlet find themselves suddenly resting-in-peace in comas, Charlotte's opportunity to save them will prove to be the risk of a lifetime-for all of them.Praise for ghostgirl:* Polished dark-and-deadpan humor, it's a natural fit with Gen Y, too." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)* "[Tonya] beats out witty teen-speak like a punk-band drummer, keeping the narrative fast-paced and fun yet thought-provokingly heartwarming. Goofy, ghastly, intelligent, electrifying." --Kirkus (starred review)*"Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe devotees will die for this fantastic, phantasmal read." --School Library Journal (starred review)* "Readers with a taste for black humor and satire will feast on Hurley's crisp, wise dialogue. Anticipate a well deserved cult following." --VOYA (starred review)
Charlotte may have graduated Dead Ed but that's not the end of her story. Life, for Charlotte, was one bitter disappointment after another. And it seems death isn't going to be much different. Convinced that graduating Dead Ed was her route to the afterlife Charlotte is a little surprised to find she has to complete an internship! Answering the phones at a help centre for troubled teens isn't proving brilliantly exciting. Until Scarlet calls: a pedicure-gone-hideously-wrong has landed Petula in a coma and Scarlet thinks Charlotte is the only person who can help...
Before she can rest in peace, Charlotte Usher must return to the tragic site of her death: High School. On the brink of Dead Ed graduation, Charlotte and her fellow classmates learn they have one last mission to complete before gaining entrance to the much-anticipated afterlife: Observe one designated teen with an unexplained problem and help said-troubled teen by Prom. For the life of her, Charlotte can't imagine why she has been assigned to help Damen, last year's Homecoming King and her former fatal crush. To make matters worse, her boyfriend Eric is sent to look after her best (breathing) friend Scarlet, who has since ditched her goth girl image for a girlier look that turns more heads than just her boyfriend Damen's. Charlotte would die (again) for love. But when her only chance at an afterlife means having to face the dreaded, all-too-familiar pains of being invisible, it may be too much for her to handle.
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