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The Ghost's Grave

The Ghost's Grave
Author: Peg Kehret
ISBN 13: 9780142408193
ISBN 10: 142408190
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: 2007-08-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $6.99

What Josh thought would be the dullest summer of his life, spent with hiseccentric 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? The Ghost's Grave is a deliciously spooky adventure from a master of suspense.

Author Bio: Peg Kehret consistently produces action-packed stories that satisfy young readers. She lives in Washington State.

Denise Daley - Children's Literature

Well-known author Peg Kehret has done it again. She has written another exciting and entertaining ghost story. In this story the main character is Josh, a typical teenage boy whose dreams of playing baseball all summer are destroyed when he learns that he will be visiting his Aunt Ethel for eight long weeks. Josh fears his summer will be boring but the excitement begins as soon as he meets Aunt Ethel. The adventures quickly escalate as Josh meets a ghost who asks for help. Josh reluctantly agrees to help the ghost by digging in a nearby cemetery. While he is digging, Josh discovers more than he expected and this leads to a dangerous confrontation with a crook. Josh is an intelligent young man but is he clever enough to escape a conflict with an armed and angry intruder? This book is very enjoyable. It is well written, fast-paced, and hard to put down; all of the attributes that many young people seek when selecting reading material. 2005, Dutton Children's Books/Penguin Group, Ages 10 up.