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The Ghost of Fossil Glen

Ghost Mysteries

Cynthia DeFelice

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Allie Nichols knows she's being pursued by a ghost. But her friend Karen calls her a liar and doesn't want to hear "stuff like that." It is Allie's old pal Dub who listens eagerly as Allie tells him about a voice that guides her safely down a steep cliff side, the face in her mind's eye of a girl who begs "Help me," and a terrible nightmare in which that girl falls to her death. Who is the girl? Is she the ghost? And what does the ghost want from Allie? As Allie discovers that her role is to avenge a murder, she also learns something about friendship, false and true, in this gripping ghost story and murder mystery by a popular and highly regarded author.

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THE GHOST OF FOSSIL GLEN (Chapter One)

Allie Nichols clung to the side of the steep cliff, trying to calm her racing heart and think. Stupidly, the only thought that came to her mind was: Mom and Dad would kill me if they knew where I was right now.

How many times had her mother warned about how dangerous Fossil Glen could be? How many times had her father reminded her not to go fossil hunting alone? How many times had they both cautioned her about climbing too high on the steep shale cliffs that rose perpendicular from the stream bed at the bottom of the glen?

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"An imaginative and adventurous sixth grader makes a connection with the ghost of the victim of an unsolved murder and puts her own life in jeopardy to find the killer...Fans of ghost stories...will find this excellent book difficult to put down."--Starred, School Library Journal

"A tense opening scene draws children right into this beautifully crafted thriller." --Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Cynthia DeFelice

  • Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling books for young readers, including 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 of Fossil Glen

Ghost Mysteries

Cynthia DeFelice

Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, Texas Bluebonnet Award, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
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