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Pete has a new friend-a ghost! Ghost has been living in a box up in the attic for one hundred years. How can Pete show Ghost some fun? By trick-or-treating, of course! Pete will dress up as a ghost. And Ghost will dress up as...what? Read this funny Halloween story and find out! This is a Step into Reading book, Step 2, grades 1-3. Many pictures are described.
Sleuth, Nevermore... ? Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure has just received an extremely rare collection of Edgar Allan Poe's complete works. Rumor has it a secret code, trapped within the books' leather-bound pages, leads to buried treasure. Well, it looks like they got the buried part right, because as Pen sells off the valuable volumes, everyone who buys.. .dies. Once these books go missing from their owners' cold hands, Pen will need resident ghost and hard-boiled PI Jack Shepard to help crack the case. The police are skeptical that the deaths involved foul play-so it's up to Pen and Jack to unravel these shocking endings...
The Ghost Army of World War II describes a perfect example of a little-known, highly imaginative, and daring maneuver that helped open the way for the final drive to Germany. It is a riveting tale told through personal accounts and sketches along the way--ultimately, a story of success against great odds. I enjoyed it enormously. - Tom BrokawIn the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs--including such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey--landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, their job was to create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience.From Normandy to the Rhine, the 1,100 men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known as the Ghost Army, conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions, and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Between missions the artists filled their duffel bags with drawings and paintings and dragged them across Europe. Every move they made was top secret and their story was hushed up for decades after the war's end. The Ghost Army of World War II is the first publication to tell the full story of how a traveling road show of artists wielding imagination, paint, and bravado saved thousands of American lives.
With a lot of searching and a lot of luck, Kaz has found his dog Cosmo, his little brother Little John, his grandmom, and his grandpops. But what about his parents? Or his big brother Finn? Will he ever see them again? Kaz wants to keep looking for his family, but when Claire hears about a ghost at the fire station, Kaz knows it's a case for C & K Ghost Detectives!
Vicki's old school acquaintance, Ruth Hall, asks Vicki to fly her north into Canada so that she can nurse her injured brother. Vicki and Ruth run out of gas while over a remote part of Canada and are forced to land in the wilderness. They hike to a cabin in the woods which appears to be inhabited. The girls hide when two men arrive at the cabin arguing belligerently. The girls deduce that the men are mink smugglers after overhearing their conversation. Much to their chagrin, the girls are discovered and become captives. After the men learn that Ruth is a nurse, they force her to care for their injured leader. The girls find their every move under close scrutiny. How can they escape their captors? The girls' chance for escape arrives once the two men leave the cabin with a shipment of mink furs. The girls must leave the men's injured leader behind. Vicki knows that she must come back to help the injured person and later returns with a Canadian Mountie. Vicki helps the Mountie capture the smugglers and at the same time reveals the truth behind an old legend about a haunted waterfall.
Bailey Ruth Raeburn has always been great at solving mysteries. Why should a little thing like her death change anything? In fact, being dead gives her more of an opportunity to be on top of events. Bailey Ruth is delighted that her unique position as a ghost makes it possible for her to lend a helping hand, sometimes seen and sometimes not. And if anybody needs a little help, it's Kathleen, the pastor's wife. There's a dead man on her porch, and once the body is discovered, the pastor is sure to become a suspect. Uncharitable people might call it meddling, but Bailey Ruth knows Kathleen needs her help! As a member of Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, Bailey Ruth goes back to earth to extricate Kathleen from a dire situation. If Bailey Ruth has to bend a few rules to help Kathleen save her family, Wiggins, her fussbudget supervisor, will make sure it all turns out right in the end.
Kaz and Claire's new detective agency is a success! Their latest case, though, is proving to be the hardest yet. When Claire's classmate says he saw a ghost backstage while rehearsing the school play, Kaz goes to school with Claire to investigate. From the description the boy gave, Kaz is sure it's his mom--but where has she gone? Kaz and Claire search everywhere and find no trace of her, but the mysterious ghostly activities are still happening...
Twelve-year-old David lives with his dad in a big old apartment building called Mahogany Villas. When he discovers he can climb through the vent pipes in the building and get into other apartments and play tricks on people, he simply can't resist. His main victim is Robert Alveston, a forgetful man in his nineties who is afraid that he is losing his mind. But David's nasty pranks soon disturb more than his elderly neighbor. One day he comes face-to-face with a ghost, at first friendly but more and more terrifying as it becomes clear that he has a particular grudge against Mr Alveston. Soon both the old man and David are in great danger.
Only Alexander knows why the barn is haunted--and by what When Alexander notices an eerie light coming out of the barn,. He thinks his friend Blossom Culp is trying to spook him. But strange things really are happening there. Slimy footprints appear out of nowhere, and whimpering sounds float down from the hayloft. And when he ventures into the barn in the dark of night, his breath catches in his throat. Suddenly Blossom's words come back to him: "You can make contact with the Unseen. . . . " Now there's a girl ghost standing right in front of him, telling him of great danger ahead. But is there time for Alexander to act on her warning? Blossom Culp #1 "Peck's blending of mystery and humor makes an unusual and entertaining ghost story. " -Booklist, starred review .
Harold Kline is an albino--an outcast. Folks stare and taunt, calling him Ghost Boy. It's been that way all of his 14 years. So when the circus comes to town, Harold runs off to join it. Full of colorful performers, the circus seems like the answer to Harold's loneliness. He's eager to meet the Cannibal King, a sideshow attraction who's an albino too. He's touched that Princess Minikin and the Fossil Man, two other sideshow curiosities, embrace him like a son. He's in love with Flip, the beguiling horse trainer, and awed by the all-knowing Gypsy Magda. Most of all, Harold is proud of training the elephants, and of earning respect and a sense of normality. Even at the circus, though, two groups exist--the freaks, and everyone else. Harold straddles both groups. But fitting in with those who are "normal" comes at a price, and sometimes it's recognizing the truth beneath what's apparent that ultimately leads to happiness . . . and turns a boy into a man.
A startlingly original voice makes her literary debut with this wondrous coming-of-age story infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, adventure, and fascinating, dreamlike twistsOne evening, my father asked me whether I would like to become a ghost bride. . . . Though ruled by British overlords, the Chinese of colonial Malaya still cling to ancient customs. And in the sleepy port town of Malacca, ghosts and superstitions abound. Li Lan, the daughter of a genteel but bankrupt family, has few prospects. But fate intervenes when she receives an unusual proposal from the wealthy and powerful Lim family. They want her to become a ghost bride for the familys only son, who recently died under mysterious circumstances. Rarely practiced, traditional ghost marriages are used to placate restless spirits. Such a union would guarantee Li Lan a home for the rest of her days, but at a terrible price. After an ominous visit to the opulent Lim mansion, Li Lan finds herself haunted not only by her ghostly would-be suitor, but also by her desire for the Lims handsome new heir, Tian Bai. Night after night, she is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife, with its ghost cities, paper funeral offerings, vengeful spirits, and monstrous bureaucracy--including the mysterious Er Lang, a charming but unpredictable guardian spirit. Li Lan must uncover the Lim familys darkest secrets--and the truth about her own family--before she is trapped in this ghostly world forever.
Billy and the Hoove are back in the hilarious new series from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver! When Billy Broccoli finds out his personal ghost, Hoover Porterhouse, is failing Responsibility, Billy decides it's his mission to help Hoover turn his grade around. But how? Then inspiration hits. Billy is going to get Hoover a pet. There's only one catch--the Hoove scares dogs out of their fur, birds out of their wings, and fish out of their gills. If Billy can't find the perfect pet, how will Hoover ever learn make the grade?
After a sailing ship breaks up on the rocks off Washington's storm-tossed Cape Flattery, Nathan McAllister, the fourteen-year-old son of the lighthouse keeper, refuses to believe the authorities, who say there were no survivors. Unexplained footprints on a desolate beach, a theft at the trading post, and glimpses of a wild "hairy man" convince Nathan that someone is hiding in the remote sea caves along the coast. With his new friend, Lighthouse George, a fisherman from the famed Makah whaling tribe, Nathan paddles the fierce waters of the Pacific--fishing, hunting seals, searching for clues. Alone in the forest, Nathan discovers a ghostly canoe and a skeleton that may unlock the mystery of ancient treasure, betrayal . . .and murder. 2000-2001 Georgia's Picture Storybook Award & Georgia's Children's Book Award Masterlist 01-02 Land of Enchantment Book Award Masterlist (Gr. 6-9)
When a sailing ship breaks up on the rocks off Washington's storm-tossed Cape Flattery, it's clear that no one could have survived. But Nathan Mac Allister, the 14-year-old son of the lighthouse keeper, is troubled by footprints found on the beach. The author of "Far North" delivers the engaging story of a dangerous mystery and the boy determined to solve it.
The Goodman children are spending their first proper holiday with their estranged archaeologist father since their parents divorced -- looking forward to seeing what his new house in the country is like. They know it is a crumbling old pub, which he is renovating, but not long after they arrive, they realize their dad bought the pub for a reason -- because of what is said to be buried beneath it. Objects move in the night, strange noises can be heard coming from the cellar, and a creepy looking guy is hanging around the village asking sinister questions about their dad, and the old pub. Thirteen-year-old Hugh Goodman is intrigued, and digs a little deeper into the mysteries of the house than he should. Before he knows it he and his siblings are caught up in a horrifying secret, and the discovery of an ancient chamber, where lies the restless ghost of a buried templar knight. Will the ghost avenge his own death using innocent children, or can they manage to beat evil forces?
In this spooky new series from the creative team behind "The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids", Cassidy and Jeff discover there's a ghost class in the basement of their school.
"When Chad Weldon stepped off the bus, he knew right away that something had happened in Bristol while he was away. For one thing, his father couldn't stop smiling. For another, his great-aunt Elsa couldn't stop frowning. The smiles and frowns continued all the way home in the pickup, while Aunt Elsa asked a million questions about what was new at his cousin's house, and Chad's father chuckled at the answers. Scrunched between the grown-ups, Chad tried to figure out what was going on. He noticed that they were talking only to him, not to each other. That meant the thing that had happened while he was gone was pretty serious. His dad and Aunt Elsa argued a lot, but they hardly ever stopped talking to each other. The silence between them was scary. That evening Aunt Elsa fixed chicken drumsticks and mashed potatoes, Chad's favorite dinner. It wasn't until they were through eating and the dishes were washed and they were sitting out on the front-porch steps that his father said, "Now, listen to this, boy. I've got a real surprise for you." ..." Chad could tell by the way Aunt Elsa sniffed
For decades, inexplicable technology has passed into our world through the top secret anomaly called the Breach. The latest device can punch a hole into the future . . . What Paige Campbell saw when she opened a door into seventy years from now scared the hell out of her. She and her Tangent colleagues brought their terrible discovery to the President-and were met with a hail of automatic gunfire after leaving the White House. Only Paige survived. Fearing a terrifying personal destiny revealed to him from the other side of the Breach, Travis Chase abandoned Tangent . . . and Paige Campbell. Now he must rescue her-because Paige knows tomorrow's world is desolate and dead, a ghost country scattered with the bones of billions. And Doomsday will dawn in just four short months . . . unless they can find the answers buried in the ruins to come. But once they cross the nightmare border into Ghost Country, they might never find their way back . . .
For decades, inexplicable technology has passed into our world through the top secret anomaly called the Breach. The latest device can punch a hole into the future . . .What Paige Campbell saw when she opened a door into seventy years from now scared the hell out of her. She and her Tangent colleagues brought their terrible discovery to the President--and were met with a hail of automatic gunfire after leaving the White House. Only Paige survived.Fearing a terrifying personal destiny revealed to him from the other side of the Breach, Travis Chase abandoned Tangent . . . and Paige Campbell. Now he must rescue her--because Paige knows tomorrow's world is desolate and dead, a ghost country scattered with the bones of billions. And Doomsday will dawn in just four short months . . . unless they can find the answers buried in the ruins to come.But once they cross the nightmare border into Ghost Country, they might never find their way back . . .
Scientific theory holds that ninety percent of all matter in the universe is "dark matter," unable to be detected by ordinary means. The gravitational force of that mysterious material ensures the continuance of all reality, but now a cosmic conspiracy plans to use excess dark matter to bring about the death of the universe. While Chakotay and Paris are lost in a mysterious shadow dimension, Captain Janeway and the remainder of her crew struggle to contain the deadly dark matter wreaking havoc on the ship -- and deep in space. But malevolent forces are working against the Starship Voyager , and they have seduced the Romulan Empire to their cause!
In Ghost Dance, it is through Chance's keen eyes and weary heart that readers embark on a journey of discovery and sorrow.On the run across the plains, Chance stumbles upon Running Horse, a Sioux warrior enacting the sacred and violent ritual of the Sun Dance. Quickly, Chance is pulled into the world of the Sioux people. As their civilization teeters on the brink of destruction, the Sioux perform the mournful and frightening Ghost Dance. Clashes with the white man are frequent; the Wounded Knee Massacre approaches, still in the unknown distance; and violence and anger threaten the traditions of a proud and once-great people. Nearby, in her quaint sod house, Miss Lucia Turner awaits the full impact of those clashes. Dust on the horizon signals great change coming to her once-simple life. Lucia will soon become a different kind of woman. With Ghost Dance, author John Norman brings the same vigor and passion of storytelling and imagination that enriches his classic Gor novels to a vivid story of historical upheaval and personal exploration.
From The Genesis Code to The Murder Artist, John Case has established himself as the master of unrelenting suspense. Now Case choreographs his most diabolically chilling novel to date, as the very fabric of civilization threatens to come apart in the hands of a brilliantly vengeful madman.Photojournalist Mike Burke carried his camera into every war zone and hellhole on earth-and came back with the pictures (and battle scars) to prove it. He was flying high until, quite suddenly, he wasn't. When Burke's helicopter crashed and burned in Africa, he came away with his life but lost his heart to the beautiful woman who saved him. That's when he decided it was time to stop dancing with the devil. But a wicked twist of fate puts an end to Burke's dreams, leaving him adrift in Dublin with bittersweet memories . . . and no appetite for danger. But the devil isn't done with him yet.An ocean away, Jack Wilson leaves prison burning for revenge. Like Burke, Wilson has had something taken from him. And he, too, dreams of starting over. Only Wilson's dream is the rest of the world's nightmare. Driven by his obsession with a Native American visionary, and guided by the secret notebooks of Nikola Tesla, the man who is said to have "invented the twentieth century," Wilson dreams of the Apocalypse-and plans to make it happen.As a terrifying worldwide chain reaction is set in motion, Burke alone grasps the impending horror of Wilson's malevolent plan. With nothing left to lose, Burke pursues an American terrorist-a twisted genius who journeys from a lawless weapons arsenal in the Transdneister to the diamond fields of the Congo . . . to an isolated Nevada ranch. It is here, in a climactic showdown, that a determined Mike Burke faces a nemesis who knows no fear.John Case is the bestselling author of The Genesis Code, The First Horseman, The Syndrome, The Eighth Day, and The Murder Artist.From the Hardcover edition.
Malcom and Dandy are best friends. But these two boys aren't your average ten-year-olds. When the boys get their hands on an Ecto-Handheld-Automatic-Heat-Sensitive-Laser-Enhanced Specter Detector, their adventures as Ghost Detectors begin. In this first volume of three stories, Malcom and Dandy thwart a practical-joking poltergeist, rid the Miller house of a ghost, and get to the bottom of some unusual paranormal activity in their elementary school. It may sound strange, but it's just the everyday work of a Ghost Detector! Readers love the humorous detective adventures and learn a number of ghost-detecting tips!
The dogs at Barkley's School are spooked! Toys and treats are disappearing from the schoolyard-and a ghost may be the reason! Is Woodrow right about the legend of the ghost dog? Or is Sweetcakes making trouble once again? It's up to Jack and his friends to solve the mystery! Visit www.barkleyschool.com
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.
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