Ghosts of Weirdwood
A William Shivering Tale
Author: Christian McKay Heidicker; William Shivering; illustrated by Anna Earley
In this second action-packed and hilarious Weirdwood adventure by William Shivering and Newbery Honor winner Christian McKay Heidicker (Scary Stories for Young Foxes), two thieves and their ghost friend wage a battle against a shadowy magical organization intent on opening a Rift between the worlds of the living and the dead.
"[W]ill delight and satiate those besotted with Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, Miss Peregrine, the Spiderwicks." —New York Times Book Review on Thieves of Weirdwood
Fresh off of heroically saving their city from nightmarish monsters, 12-year-old reformed thieves Arthur and Wally are determined to join the Wardens of Weirdwood—defenders of the border between the Real and Imaginary worlds.
Their mission: defeat the Order of Eldar, a shadowy group that exploits the creatures of the Fae for their own gain. When the Order opens what seems to be a Rift between the worlds of the living and the dead, they set up a menagerie of ghosts to make money off those grieving for their lost loved ones.
As spirits begin to cross over into Kingsport, Arthur, Wally, and their ghost companion, Breeth, will have to return a fleet of dead souls to the other side of the Veil.
Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and Keeper of the Lost Cities.
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)