The Phantom of the Post Office (43 Old Cemetery Road Series #4)

The Phantom of the Post Office (43 Old Cemetery Road Series #4)

by Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise
     
 

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The fourth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's spooky and successful 43 Old Cemetery Road series, a lighthearted gothic epistolary novel of ghosts told in a lively compilation of illustrations, letters, newspaper articles, and drawings.See more details below

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The fourth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's spooky and successful 43 Old Cemetery Road series, a lighthearted gothic epistolary novel of ghosts told in a lively compilation of illustrations, letters, newspaper articles, and drawings.

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Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
In Book Four of the "43 Old Cemetery Road" series, eleven-year-old Seymour Hope and his adoptive parents, Olive C. Spence—a ghost writer—and Ignatius B. Grumply—an elderly, but living writer—are sent warning letters about the imminent demise of their local post office. Olive died of a broken heart many years earlier, not because of lost love, but because she never got a book contract from a publisher. Weston Peece, Olive's one friend when she was alive, always believed in her. He was also the town mail carrier and became increasingly dejected when he couldn't give Olive the piece of mail she most longed for—an acceptance letter. But Olive and Ignatius are now a successful writing team sending their serialized novel through the mail to their loyal fans. What will they do if the Post Office closes? At first things do not go in our heroes' favor, of course. The Post Mistress, Sue Perstishus, is to be replaced by a special electronic veil through which the wearer will get all the information she could ever want, or not want. No need for mail or email or phones or anything but the VEXT-mail veil. Unfortunately, well perhaps fortunately, the darn thing doesn't work well. Sal U. Tayshuns, the Postmaster General, comes to Ghastly to straighten things out, which means firing Sue and demolishing the Post Office building. In the meantime, Seymour develops the flu and ends up in the hospital along with M. Balm, the librarian's niece, Wynonna Fye. Wy teaches totally un-tech-savvy Seymour about modern gadgets. The character names are delightful and the plot has all kinds of punning twists to it, not to mention hit-you-upside-the-head allusions to "The Phantom of the Opera." If nobody else, librarians and postal workers will enjoy reading the book. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544022812
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Series:
43 Old Cemetery Road Series, #4
Pages:
135
Sales rank:
154,202
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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