The Ghost Road (The Haunting of Derek Stone Series #4)

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Could the road to the afterlife be a two-way street? Reader reviews are in, and Tony Abbott is capturing the middle-grade fantasy audience with this new series!

Derek can't claim to be a normal fourteen-year-old anymore. Not after what he discovered at the Red House. His role in the war against the dead is more pivotal --- and more terrifying --- than he could have imagined.
And so it all comes down to this. The Rift between the worlds of the ...

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Overview


Could the road to the afterlife be a two-way street? Reader reviews are in, and Tony Abbott is capturing the middle-grade fantasy audience with this new series!

Derek can't claim to be a normal fourteen-year-old anymore. Not after what he discovered at the Red House. His role in the war against the dead is more pivotal --- and more terrifying --- than he could have imagined.
And so it all comes down to this. The Rift between the worlds of the living and the dead has to be closed . . . forever. It seems like an impossible task. And it rests squarely on the shoulders of a slightly overweight, not especially brave kid named Derek Stone.
If Derek is ever going to become a hero, now's the time.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cathi I. White
Derek is a fourteen-year-old who recently discovered a bizarre secret. He has the ability to communicate with the dead. However, he does not like what he has found out. The dead are trying to find The Rift, a big gap between their world and the living. If they discover it and cross over, there is no knowing what will happen. The evil Cane, along with the dead army called the Legion, is trying their best to find The Rift and make it through. Cane is determined to let no one or nothing get in his way. With the help of his brother Ronny and his best friend Abby, Derek tries to find a way to stop Cane and the Legion from causing a disaster. But how? Derek finds the answers in a book that is in his possession. However, he has to figure out the code that he does not understand. There is not a dull moment as Derek, Ronny, and Abby discover something unusual that will turn the tide of events. This suspenseful book will keep any reader intrigues as he joins Derek in his adventures. This book part of the "Haunting of Derek Stone" series. Reviewer: Cathi I. White
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545034326
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Haunting Of Derek Stone Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 294,606
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including THE SECRETS OF DROON series; middle-grade novel KRINGLE; and THE HAUNTING OF DEREK STONE series. He was the recipient of the 2006 Golden Kite Award, as well as the 2009 Edgar Award. Tony was born in Ohio, and now lives with his wife and two daughters in Trumbull, Connecticut. Visit him online at www.tonyabbottbooks.com.
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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    the books are awesome i read all of them but the ghost road

    the books are awesome i read all of them but the ghost road

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2009

    The Haunting of Derek Stone, Ghost Road

    This final book in this series left you wanting more. Even though this one wasn't as gripping as the previous three it still was good. My 10 year old and I read them. He was really excited to get this last book.

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  • Posted November 29, 2009

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    Reviewed by YoungBibliophile for TeensReadToo.com

    Derek Stone is not feeling like himself. Maybe that's because he just found out that he really isn't himself.

    That's because when Derek was four and almost drowned in a pond, he really did. The soul of an ancestor, Ulysses Longtemps, translated into his body to wait for the time when he could fulfill his purpose. Which just so happens to be closing The Wound, a giant hole between this world and the next that will be reopened during a reenactment of the Civil War battle that killed Ulysses the first time around.

    Plus, the reenactors have been translated into souls helping the Legion. All that Derek has to help him is a cryptic unfinished poem written by his ancestor/former self. Things aren't looking so good for Derek.

    Derek is literally racing against time in this story, fighting to close The Wound before more people get translated. The Civil War reenactment backdrop is a thrilling setting, combining past with present in a spooky way.

    THE GHOST ROAD, the fourth story in THE HAUNTING OF DEREK STONE series, is so exciting and surprising, I could hardly put it down!

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    Posted August 11, 2009

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