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Ghost at the Old Stone Fort
     

Ghost at the Old Stone Fort

by Martha Tannery Jones, Donna Loughran (Illustrator)
 

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Along the way, readers learn the history behind the ruins of the Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches, which dates to the late 18th century and Spanish settler Gil Y'Barbo. Doug and Jesse are children in the 1930s, so today's youngsters also glimpse what it was like living through the Depression.

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Along the way, readers learn the history behind the ruins of the Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches, which dates to the late 18th century and Spanish settler Gil Y'Barbo. Doug and Jesse are children in the 1930s, so today's youngsters also glimpse what it was like living through the Depression.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
When circumstantial evidence implicates sixth-grader Doug and his friend Jesse as culprits in a jewelry store robbery, they try to solve the crime themselves. Their sleuthing takes them to Old Stone Fort, a local historical museum, where Doug encounters the ghost of a judge, ``Three-Legged Willie,'' who vows, ``Justice must be done!'' This is the one really effective scene in the book. Jones makes an earnest, if clumsy, effort to depict life in Depression-era small-town Texas, bogging down the narrative in background detail. The mystery is rather predictable and at times strains credulity. In general, the adult characters seem remarkably gullible and naive; the police chief, in particular, is incredibly tolerant of the two boys' antics. --Ruth Sadasivan, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937460870
Publisher:
Hendrick-Long Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/28/1990
Edition description:
ILLUSTRATE
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

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