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43 Old Cemetery Road #1: Dying to Meet You

43 Old Cemetery Road #1: Dying to Meet You

Dying to Meet You

This book doesn’t have any chapters in it. It’s a collection of letters and notes with a few newspaper articles thrown in here and there. You have to figure out who is who and what is going on by reading the letters the characters write to each other and by reading the newspaper articles that report the strange happenings at 43 Old Cemetery Road.

Ignatius B. Grumply is a crabby old author with writer’s block who has rented a creepy old house for the summer. He doesn’t know it, but a boy named Seymour is living on the third floor and a ghost lives in the attic – a bossy old lady ghost.

The old man is none too happy when he discovers the boy. Seymour isn’t too happy about the old man either. The two set up a few house rules to keep things from getting ugly:

Mr. Grumply’s Rules:

  • You will not bother me when I am writing
  • You will stay out of my bedroom and bathroom at all times.
  • You will not lurk in doorways or dark hallways.
  • You are not permitted on the second floor, which I have claimed as my own for the duration of the summer.

Seymour’s Rules:

  • You will not tell me what time I have to go to bed.
  • You will not tell me what to eat or when to eat it.
  • You will not play old man music on the stereo.
  • You’re not allowed on the third floor. No exceptions.

And this begins a tentative agreement to help the two get through the summer without all out war breaking loose. They agree to communicate by letter, which is fine, until the old man shoots some accusations at Seymour that are simply not true. The slamming doors, the loudly playing piano, the falling chandalier – none of that was Seymour, that was the ghost!  Mr. Grumply doesn’t believe a word of it and he isn’t at all interested in having a liar for a housemate.

Read the letters to hear them duke it out in writing – the letters are funny exchanges between these people who don’t care for each other at all…at first! Author: Kate Klise Series: 43 Old Cemetery Road

If you liked Dying to Meet You don’t miss the other 3 in  the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, and when you get done with those, try Billy Bones – he’s another ghost in hiding with a fun family. 
Dying to Meet You Til Death Do Us Bark The Phantom of the Post Office Billy Bones a Tale from the Secret Closet
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The True Meaning of Smekday

The True Meaning of Smekday

The True Meaning of SmekdayEarth has been invaded by the Boov and 11 year-old Gratuity is not pleased.  Her mother is missing and there have been some serious changes going on.  All Americans are being forced to relocate to “Human Reserves” in Florida.  “One state for three hundred million people. There were going to be some serious lines for the bathrooms.”

Resistant to taking Boov transport, Gratuity grabs her cat named “Pig”, packs her rebellious spirit and hops in the family car to head to Florida and find her mother.   “…I decided to drive instead, and got shot at, and later went over an embankment because the highways had been destroyed.  Pig and I hung out in a convenience store, and I hid from A Boov name j.Lo, but then I trapped him, and let him go when he promised to fix my car.  Which now hovers instead of rolls.  And has big hoses and fins.  Everybody on the same page?  Great.”  A non-stop cross country road trip with a cat and a misfit alien, who has his own reasons for befriending a human girl who is about to save the world. Author: Adam Rex

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My Dog May Be a Genius

My Dog May Be a Genius

My Dog May be a GeniusAnother book of poems from Jack Prelutsky, the guy who brought you the lines “Homework! Oh Homework! I hate you! You stink! I wish I could wash you away in the sink.” (from The New Kid on the Block) Laugh outloud poems to last all day. Author: Jack Prelutsky

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  • Get a poetry writing lesson from Jack Prelutsky
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