Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road, Bk1

Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road, Bk1

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Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road hoping to find some peace and quiet so he can crack a wicked case of writer's block. But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied by eleven-year-old Seymour, his cat Shadow, and an irritable ghost named Olive. It's hard to say who is more outraged. But a grumpy old ghost just might inspire this grumpy old man--and the abandoned kid? Well, let's just say his last name's Hope.

Sisters Kate and M. Sarah Klise, the creators of the award-winning Regarding the . . . series, offer up this volume in a clever epistolary series told in letters, drawings, newspaper articles, a work-in-progress manuscript, and even an occasional tombstone engraving.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 147 pages
  • 132.08 x 185.42 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0152057277
  • 9780152057275
  • 703,453

About Kate Klise

KATE KLISE and M. SARAH KLISE have collaborated on several picture books and a number of popular middle grade novels, including "Trial by Journal" and "Letters from Camp, "an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Kate, who is a correspondent for "People" magazine, lives in Norwood, Missouri. Sarah, who is an art teacher, lives in Berkeley, California.www.kateandsarahklise.com
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"Kate Klise fleshes out the plot with back stories on the house, Seymour s catastrophic, absent parents and Olive s haunting of the house. Suspense intrudes when Seymour s parents reappear and decide to demolish it. Everywhere they look, readers will find comedy, even in the headers on the letters and character names. Of course it s all going to come out magnificently in the end, thereby setting up the next book in the planned series. A quirky, comedic romp."--"Kirkus""This epistolary graphic mystery may take genre-bending into the realm of genre-pretzeling, but it still delivers an unlikely story with a great deal of likability."--"Booklist""""The fun here is in the narrative equipment letters, e-mails, newspaper extracts, floor plan, cast list, etc., and in the embedded jokes, such as Cliff Hanger (the editor of The Ghastly Times) and Frank N. Beans (the private investigator) . . . young mock-gothic fans will nonetheless be eager to revisit 43 Old Cemetery Road in the anticipated sequels."--"Horn Book""""This first title in a new series will appeal to readers, especially reluctant ones, as it moves quickly and leaves its audience eager for book two, which is announced in this ghastly and fun tale."--"School Library Journal""""This fresh, funny launch of the 43 Old Cemetery Road series introduces an eccentric cast with pun-tastic names . . . the story is light enough for more tentative readers, with many humorous details to reward those who look closer."--"Publishers Weekly""."" . . a frothy little confection, whose enjoyability comes as much, if not more, from the format and side jokes . . . as from the main plot. The story is a pleasant example of the supernatural sitcom . . . an engaging and easy-going read. Illustrations, mostly vigorous line portraits drawn by Seymour, add additional invitation to the accessible pages. --"The Bulletin""
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7,163 ratings
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4 33% (2,357)
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