The Return of the Graveyard Ghost

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One stormy afternoon, the Aldens take a shortcut through the Greenfield Cemetery and discover a strange local superstition! According to legend, it's good luck to leave presents in a certain spot in the cemetery--and bad luck to anyone who doesn't. But since there's no such thing as ghosts, there must be a reason for this weird tradition. The Boxcar Children are determined to find out what it is.
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One stormy afternoon, the Aldens take a shortcut through the Greenfield Cemetery and discover a strange local superstition! According to legend, it's good luck to leave presents in a certain spot in the cemetery--and bad luck to anyone who doesn't. But since there's no such thing as ghosts, there must be a reason for this weird tradition. The Boxcar Children are determined to find out what it is.
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Children's Literature - Paula McMillen
When Jessie, Henry, Violet and Benny Alden get caught too far from home with an impending downpour, they decide to take a shortcut through the Greenfield Cemetery. As the rain begins to pelt down, a flash of lightning illuminates a shadowy figure lurking near the mausoleum housing the LaFonte family graves. The children later learn that there is a town legend that people who do not leave gifts at the gravesite once a year--on the anniversary of the death of Madame Jacqueline LaFonte--often have a year of bad luck to follow. Most people in town have their own stories about someone who did not leave a gift and then had misfortune, including, in one case, disappearing without a trace. The children are determined to find out if the curse is true and if there is really a LaFonte ghost collecting the gifts or just a thief running an elaborate scam. Canine companion Watch gets kidnapped, maybe as a warning that they are getting too close to the perpetrator, but all comes right in the end. Part of a lengthy series created by Warner and now sustained by ghostwriters, these are appropriate for middle level readers and provide engaging story lines. This volume, set around Halloween and dealing with ghosts, curses and graveyards would be a great read for the fall season. Reviewer: Paula McMillen, Ph.D. AGERANGE: Ages 8 to 12.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807569368
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Series: Boxcar Children Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 634,610
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in 1890 in Putnam, Connecticut, where she taught school and wrote The Boxcar Children because she had often imagined how delightful it would be to live in a caboose or freight car. Encouraged by its success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.

Tim Jessell is the illustrator of many books for children. He lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma, with his wife and children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Im so excited to read this book

    I have read all most every series.I have read the frist secondd fifth tewenthy series.I think girls and boys ages 7 to10 years old.But this one looks even funnier have not read it yet

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