The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs

Ghost Mysteries (Volume 2 of 4)

Cynthia DeFelice

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Sequel to The Ghost of Fossil Glen, winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

Just a few weeks after making it possible for the police to capture Lucy Stiles's killer -- with the help of Lucy's ghost -- eleven-year-old Allie Nichols is visited by another disembodied voice. Her friend Dub Whitwell decides she must be a "ghost magnet." Somehow, the new ghost is connected with the school's fearsome cafeteria lady, Mrs. Hobbs. Allie means to understand the connection, and to help the unsettled ghost find peace in the hereafter. Little does she know that what the ghost wants is not peace but revenge. And as the vengeful ghost begins to threaten people, including Allie's little brother, Allie discovers through her relationships with the ghost and Mrs. Hobbs, and through her friendship with Dub, that jealousy can indeed be a monster.

Cynthia DeFelice, a master of suspense, succeeds once again in creating a ghost as credible as any of her "real" characters, in a story as meaningful as it is entertaining.

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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 (1998), 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

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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

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
August 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312629090
ISBN10: 0312629095
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 208 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 660LL
AR Quiz Number: 53435
AR Points: 5

$7.99

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429955515
ISBN10: 1429955511
Middle-Grade Fiction208 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
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