Ghost Belonged to Me

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Only Alexander knows why the barn is haunted—-and by what
 
When Alexander notices an eerie light coming out of the barn,. He thinks his friend Blossom Culp is trying to spook him. But strange things really are happening there. Slimy footprints appear out of nowhere, and whimpering sounds float down from the hayloft. And when he ventures into the barn in the dark of night, his breath catches in his throat. Suddenly Blossom's words come ...

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Overview

Only Alexander knows why the barn is haunted—-and by what
 
When Alexander notices an eerie light coming out of the barn,. He thinks his friend Blossom Culp is trying to spook him. But strange things really are happening there. Slimy footprints appear out of nowhere, and whimpering sounds float down from the hayloft. And when he ventures into the barn in the dark of night, his breath catches in his throat. Suddenly Blossom's words come back to him: "You can make contact with the Unseen...." Now there's a girl ghost standing right in front of him, telling him of great danger ahead. But is there time for Alexander to act on her warning? 

Blossom Culp #1
 
“Peck’s blending of mystery and humor makes an unusual and entertaining ghost story.” —Booklist, starred review

In 1913 in the Midwest a quartet of characters share adventures, from exploding steamboats to "exorcizing" a ghost.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140386714
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 621,014
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.07 (w) x 7.73 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Peck
Richard Peck
Richard Peck created Grandma Dowdel in a short story called "Shotgun Cheatham's Last Night Above Ground," which became the first chapter of this book.  He says, "Grandma is too sizable to be confined in a single story, to sizable and mystifying to her growing grandchildren, who in each visit discover in her a different woman."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2001

    Capture the young reader

    The Ghost Belonged to Me is the story of Alexander and Blossum and how they discover a ghost and her dog that are living in the barn behind his house. Blossum¿s mother tells her that Alex has a sixth sense and can see things. When Blossum tells Alex this he doesn¿t believe her until he finds the dog. The ghost is a young girl who helps Alex save a trolley full of people form crashing into a ravine making Alex a local hero. The ghost also helps Alex¿s sister from making the biggest mistake of her life. After the Ghost has done so much for Alex and his family, he decides to help her rest in peace. He learns her story and helps her get back home while encountering some strange circumstances with reporters, his uncle, and Blossum. This book is on a younger reading level and an audience of middle school students would appreciate it best. Possible topics of discussion would be the time period, helping others, and the supernatural. In teaching this book you can be creative and play off the book with a newspaper, history aspect, or even the possibility of ghost¿s. The possibilities are endless. We read this book in a young adult literature class and really enjoyed it. It provided humor in a genre that other authors might not be able to incorporate in their own books. It was a fun read and easily a gripping page-turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    i think.....

    It is a very a goood story and the movie is terrific but some parts are a little grown so i think 4th and up are able to read it and if thisis your age level you will love it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

    Very good

    Vvery good for someone who can't chose a book!

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  • Posted October 3, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    breathtaking!!!

    I read this book in fourth or fifth grade and several details are still vivid in my mind in my 10th grade year of school. I remember my heart racing as I was on the edge of my seat every step of the way, not from fear, really, but from excitement! I even remember that the little dog's name was... Trixie, I believe.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2002

    Very Satisfactory to a person with Novel Interests

    This story gave me pleasure as well as nightmares, sending the chills of excitement and pleasure through me. When I read of the death of the girl, and how she wasn't given a good Christian burial, I became most frightened. And was filled with anticipation - what was going to happen? The ending was complete and witty. I loved the book, but don't recommend it for people with serious interests, as it mocks their historical sense, though very subtly.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2001

    A Great Book

    I read this for a Children Lit. class in college and it was great. There is a wonderful movie that was also taken from this wonderful book. I enjoyed it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    A REVIEWR

    Whutzit about

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    :(

    Its ok

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