Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Ghost of Cutler Creek

The Ghost of Cutler Creek

Ghost Mysteries (Volume 3)

Cynthia DeFelice

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Allie Nichols has hardly laid the last spirit to rest when she's sure that another one is trying to reach her. But how can Allie help a ghost who won't speak? All she has to go on is a sound—a sort of whine—and a smell. At the same time, a strange boy joins her sixth-grade class. Allie doesn't understand why L.J. Cutler would start a new school at the end of the year, or why he's such a surly kid. She wants nothing to do with him. Then Mr. Henry, a teacher she loves, asks Allie to dog-sit Hoover, his golden retriever, while he's away and to befriend L.J. over the summer. She's delighted to spend time with Hoover, but she hardly looks forward to visiting L.J. Cutler—until she discovers a connection between L.J., the ghost, and Hoover.

Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, New Jersey Garden State Children's Book Award, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, South Carolina Children's Book Award ML


The whimpering grew louder and more desperate, then rose to a keening wail. Allie Nichols ran down the long, shadowy hallway, trying to reach the source of the sound. The sadness and hopelessness of it...


Praise for The Ghost of Cutler Creek

“DeFelice has created a suspenseful tale that will leave readers rapidly turning pages. . . . Mystery fans will not be disappointed.” —School Library Journal

“Thrilling . . . The gripping story of animal abuse will hook fans of the series and newcomers alike. DeFelice maintains the supernatural suspense at just the right clip until the satisfying conclusion.” —Booklist

“As always, DeFelice tells a gripping, suspenseful story, keeping readers engaged with realistically depicted human as well as animal characters.” —The Horn Book

“Enticing.” —Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Cynthia DeFelice

Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling books for young readers, including The Ghost of Fossil Glen, The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs, 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.

Cynthia DeFelice


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