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Dying to meet you
Klise, Kate
Children's Fiction KLISE

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Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Ignatius B. Grumply is a children’s book author with a severe (twenty years long!) case of writer’s block. Desperate to finally put pen to paper, Mr. Grumply takes up residence in a ramshackle Victorian mansion in the gossipy little town of Ghastly, Illinois. Mr. Grumply does not expect the house to be quite as rickety as it is. He does not expect the house to already be inhabited. He does not expect that inhabitant to be an eleven-year-old boy. And Mr. Grumbly certainly doesn’t expect the boy to announce that he lives there all alone with his cat—and a ghost! But that is indeed Seymour Hope’s story, and he’s sticking to it. His parents (paranormal investigators who have concluded that ghosts do NOT exist) are on tour in Europe; they’ve left their unwanted son behind in the care of whoever happens to rent or buy their equally unwanted home. The house was originally built by Miss Olive C. Spence, an old-fashioned writer-turned-poltergeist who has sworn to haunt her home for all eternity—or at least until one of her books gets published. Olive and Seymour (and the cat) get along swimmingly until old Grumply arrives with his bad moods and house rules. But savvy Olive and confident Seymour are as stubborn as old Mr. Grumply, and now a comical battle of wills rages between man, boy, and ghost. Told through letters that the characters write and receive and scattered throughout with Ghastly Times newspaper clippings and quaint line drawings by the author’s sister, Dying to Meet You is a fresh and funny first entry in a series that promises loads of charm.
posted Aug 17, 2010 at 11:37AM
Sadie said:
It is a fun-filled mystery about an author moving into a house for the summer, but there is an 11 year old and a ghost there too. If you like mystery and ghost stories this will be a great book for you!
posted Mar 8, 2013 at 2:47PM
Sadie said:
It is a fun-filled mystery about an author moving into a house for the summer, but there is an 11 year old and a ghost there too. If you like mystery and ghost stories this will be a great book for you!
posted Mar 8, 2013 at 2:47PM
ej-joe13 said:
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posted Jun 8, 2013 at 4:05PM
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