Who knew living in a haunted house would be so cool!
Nine-year-old Peter Dunlap doesn’t particularly like his family’s new house. Sure, his room’s big enough, and he doesn’t have to share a bathroom with his older sister… but he just can’t shake the feeling that the previous owner hasn’t moved out yet! But, being a fan of horror comic books, Peter actually starts to think it’s cool living in a haunted house. Not only that, the ghost actually starts to like Peter! But… does it like Peter too much? So much that it wants to keep him trapped in the house… forever?!
If you like Goosebumps or a light take on Tales from the Crypt, you’ll love The Boy Who Cried Ghost! From the writer of My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, this middle grade chapter book is a scary-fun mystery full of chills and thrills for any reader - children, tweens, teens... and beyond! This funny haunted house horror story is the first in the Ghost Town Mystery series, so if you like it, there’s more to come!
(Don't forget to look for the surprise after Chapter 1!)
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|Age Range:||5 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Richard Clark has written eight middle grade chapter books, one of which, My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, is currently for sale at all Chapters/Indigo/Coles bookstores (and online) in Canada, published by Indigo Press. Prior to that, it was on the Amazon and iBooks free kids books best-seller lists as an ebook for over three years with over 100,000 downloads and over 50,000 reads on wattpad.com. (Due to the print publication, it has been removed as a free ebook from all retailers, but it is still available on wattpad.com.) Richard has worked extensively as a screenwriter and story editor, both in Toronto and Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA and AFI, his credits include writing or story-editing over 150 produced TV scripts for shows broadcast on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, BBC, Netflix, CBC, CTV and many other domestic and foreign networks. He’s also developed shows for many production companies, written four TV movies for Showtime Networks, optioned several feature screenplays in Los Angeles, and worked as a director and editor. In 2010 he was nominated for both a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy) and a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award, and in 2012 another WGC award. In addition, Richard has taught screenwriting at Humber College and Sheridan College in Toronto, and he wrote Scratch & Sniff, an interactive book app for kids. Richard lives just outside of Toronto with his wife and their 12-year-old twins… and he’s lived to tell the tale. Rich Murray, illustrator for My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, has over 25 years’ experience in digital illustration, animation and game design under the monicker RichToons. His credits include animated videos for numerous clients, illustrations for over a dozen kids books available on the Energizer - The Power of Reading website, and he designed, illustrated and animated all elements of the Monkey Doo game app available for smart phones and tablets. He also illustrated the Scratch & Sniff interactive book app for kids, and he’s most recently become the official animator of the Humble & Fred Radio Show.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Gail Kamer for Readers' Favorite Pete’s family’s new house comes complete with its very own ghost. Nice ghost? Evil ghost? Pete is happy his house is haunted, even before he finds out whether the ghost is good or not. Who else gets to live with a ghostly being? Even the other kids at Pete's new school are impressed. Turns out the ghost likes Pete to the point of waiting on him. The ghost brings him food, retrieves items, and runs errands inside the house. All is fine until Pete angers the ghost and the ghost moves into the house next door. Can Pete get the ghost to come back? Does he really want to have the ghost back? Pete's love of comic books got him into a mess. Will it help get him out of it? You’ll have to read The Boy Who Cried Ghost by Richard Clark to find out. The Boy Who Cried Ghost by Richard Clark is a mystery story and a ghost story wrapped up in a humor story. Geared toward children nine years old and younger, The Boy Who Cried Ghost is the perfect tale to encourage reluctant readers as well as a great draw for boys. Readers will envy Pete and want their very own haunted house complete with a pet ghost. The humor had me laughing out loud and connects well to a young reader's interest as well as being easy to read without "talking down". As a retired educator, I recommend this book to teachers and parents who are looking for a book to hook young readers.
It kept me up all night because i was so scared when i finally forced myself to take my eyes off of it.