Scout and his friends are back in their second adventure in "The Springer Spaniel Mysteries" series! In "A Ghostly Tail", Hamish is an Irish Wolfhound that returns to haunt Montagu Street and frame Scout for bad things he hasn't done. But Hamish is a sad ghost dog bully; he misses his family who moved away without him. Scout needs to find a way to return Hamish to his mumma's purse during a King Street shopping trek so that Harleston Village will be safe. Along the way, Scout gets help from his own ghosts, Pudge the Boykin Spaniel, Chisolm the Possum and several other friends.
|Publisher:||Nancy T. Lucas|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)|
|Age Range:||8 Years|
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We are proud to announce that A GHOSTLY TAIL by Nancy T. Lucas is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Reviewed by Julia Hopkinson for Readers' Favorite A Ghostly Tail is the second in the Springer Spaniel Mystery series, written and illustrated by Nancy T. Lucas, and follows her first book, The Missing Boston Terriers of Smith Street, from 2011. Scout is the titular fluffy black and white springer spaniel, happily living with his mumma and dad in Charleston, content to spend his days lazing in the garden, eating cookies and gratefully receiving tummy rubs. Fresh from his rescue of Ike and Clyde, the lost Boston Terriers of the first book, Scout – accompanied by his friend, the food-loving, plump possum, Chisolm – is perturbed to see a scary, red-eyed, grey-haired, wolf-like face in one of next door’s windows. Even more unsettling is the insults the ghostly figure hurls at Scout, criticising his fluffy fur. With Chisolm’s help, and that of Boykin Spaniel, Pudge, Scout gets to the bottom of the mystery; but can he rid the neighbourhood of the menace, can he stop the insults, and, more importantly, can he get home for dinner! A Ghostly Tail is a pleasant book for children, with some cute characters, a sweet mystery and a sprinkling of humorous moments. Its real strength, though, is in Nancy T. Lucas’s delightful illustrations. The pictures throughout the book of Scout, Chisolm, Ike, Clyde and Pudge are lovingly drawn and will definitely appeal to children. The story itself is a little uneven in places, but the overall message and the charming images will make this book a winner. A third mystery, The Missing Tulips, is due out shortly.