The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs

Ghost Mysteries (Volume 2 of 4)

Cynthia DeFelice

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Just a few short weeks ago, sixth-grader Allie Nichols realized that she must be some kind of ghost magnet when she met the spirit of a murdered girl. Now, a new ghost has appeared to her, a handsome young man, and he’s pointed her in the direction of her creepy cafeteria lady, Mrs. Hobbs. Allie has always suspected Mrs. Hobbs of something, and this just confirms it. So do the mysterious fires that keep breaking out every time Allie tries to investigate her. Surely Mrs. Hobbs isn’t going to kill her. Or is she?

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Allie Nichols knew she was dreaming, but that didn’t make the feeling of being trapped in a burning building any less terrifying. Flames surrounded her, scorching her skin, licking at her clothing and hair, sucking the oxygen from the room and from her lungs until she couldn’t breathe. Frantic, blinded by smoke and coughing, she crawled across an endless floor toward a door. When she got there, the doorknob was too hot to touch. Someone was on the other side of that door, someone who would die unless she got through. But she couldn’t, she couldn’t.

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“In this genuinely exciting and suspenseful sequel to The Ghost of Fossil Glen, DeFelice revisits her plucky heroine sixth-grader Allie Nichols, picking up her story only three weeks later . . . This not only delivers the thrills young readers love, it will have them eagerly awaiting more ghostly encounters with Allie.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Another dangerously thrilling supernatural adventure . . . A diverting and suspenseful ghost story offering a likeable protagonist and a thrilling romantic spark.”—The Horn Book

“A page-turner.”—School Library Journal

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Cynthia DeFelice

Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling books for young readers, including The Ghost of Fossil Glen, Wild Life, Signal, The Missing Manatee, and Weasel. Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children's Books and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, among numerous other honors. She lives in upstate New York.

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The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs
Cynthia DeFelice

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 2010
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ISBN: 9781429955515
ISBN10: 1429955511
Middle-Grade Fiction192 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
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August 2010
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ISBN: 9780312629090
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Middle-Grade Fiction
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Lexile: 660LL
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