When three sixth-graders break into the town library to read aloud from a book of sorcery, little do they know they are about to raise the dead. But the ghosts that Ming, Orion, and Courtney conjure up aren't just any ghosts. These spirits were captured from their island homeIlhas does Fantasmasby a scientist and secretly transported back to America. Now trapped within the pages of some library books, the ghosts must rely on the three children and their determined librarian to set them free.
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Stephen Alter is the son of American missionaries to the Himalayas, and was raised in India and the US. The author of seven books for adults, he is the former writer-in-residence at MIT, and a recipient of a Fulbright grant. He currently lives in India, where he is working on an adult book about Bollywood.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I never really believed in ghosts or spirits but this shows the ghosts of Prithvideep or Islas de las Fantasmas in a new way. I really liked it!
Late one night Ming, Courtney, and Orion sneak into the town library to find a very curious book. The Compleat Necromancer contains a spell that can supposedly conjure the ghosts of the dead. The friends perform the spell and... nothing happens. Or so it seems.
The next day Alma, the librarian, notices books out of place. Stranger still is the face that looks out at her when she opens one of them. It seems to materialize on the page, and it appears to be looking right at her! And it's not the only face stuck in a book.
Slowly a mystery comes to the surface. It seems to center around a place called Ilhas dos Fantasmas, and a professor who went to live there for awhile a long time ago. If Ming, Courtney, Orion, and Alma can solve the mystery, they might be able to free the ghosts from their books. But, the clock is ticking, and the books might be in greater danger than any of them realize.
This is such a fun book, and such an original idea! I love that it tells the stories of the ghosts, as well as has their faces on the page. It makes the story so much more vivid. Plus it has a crazy teacher, who at first is almost funny then turns creepy. It's the fun kind of scary book that is a great story for anyone. It also seems like just the kind of book that parents could read to their kids.