A Pirate, a Blockade Runner, and a Cat

A Pirate, a Blockade Runner, and a Cat

by Beverly Stowe McClure

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Overview

Thirteen-year-old Erik Burks' life is falling apart. When he discovers a lace bra in the glove compartment of his dad's car, his mom leaves his father and drags Erik from being king of the hill in Texas to the bottom of the pits in South Carolina. No Dad, no baseball, no friends, just Starry Knight (a girl who reads minds) and her equally weird brother, Stormy, the twins that live down the block.

Just when Erik thinks life can't get any worse, while hanging out at the beach one evening, he and the twins notice lights radiating from the lighthouse. The only problem is the lighthouse was deactivated years ago. Stranger still, a ship materializes in the moonlit harbor. Curious, the twins and a reluctant Erik investigate and discover the ghost of a blockade runner, a phantom cat, and a pirate who prowls Charleston Harbor, all searching for rest.

A former nonbeliever in the existence of ghosts, Erik cannot deny the proof before him. And he has a revelation: The ghosts may be the answer to his desire to return home. Erik soon makes a deal with the ghosts. He'll help them find what they're looking for so their spirits can rest in peace. In return, the ghosts will scare Erik's mother so she'll be on the next flight back to Texas. Star thinks his plan stinks, but Erik wants his life back, even at the cost of his mother's sanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771278454
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Publication date: 09/12/2016
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

When Beverly was a child she hated to read. Even though her eighth grade teacher sent her poem "Stars" to a high school anthology and it was published, she hated to write. Nevertheless, she attended Midwes-tern State University, which meant more reading, graduated, and be-came a teacher. Then an amazing thing happened. Reading to her sons and to her students, Beverly discovered what she had been missing. Reading was fun. Now she reads and writes, almost every day.

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