Stony Manor in Southern Indiana is now filled with ghosts of almost every generation of the Jones family. Christian Jones Arnook and his mom Allison have come to accept living with ghosts. When a secret letter hints of a Jones family treasure yet to be found, all generations are united. Except there is one generation missing. Could he be the one who holds the key to the Jones family treasure? When underhanded businessmen try to take Stony Mansion away from Allison and Christian, angry ghosts spur into action to create as many complications as possible. Will Christian and his mother lose Stony Manor forever? Could the one missing ghost be the final puzzle piece that unlocks the Jones family treasure? And what do gargoyles have to do with it all? [Juvenile Fantasy (©2015) Rated G for ages 8-12 | 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Silver Award Winner for Best Chapter Book Series | Released in print and ebook by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.]
About the Author
Roberta Hoffer is a retired preschool teacher from a small town in Indiana. She married her high school sweetheart. Together they have two children and have one grandson. Roberta loves animals and is an advocate for animal rights. When not writing, Roberta enjoys boating, camping, walking, snow activities, and anything that involves her family being together. Awards include the 2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 1st Place for Best Chapter Book for THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE and the 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Silver Award for Best Juvenile Fiction Chapter Book Series for "The Stonebridge Ghost Tales." Publications include juvenile fantasy, young adult, and children's picture books.
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite In The Ghosts of Stony Manor (The Stonebridge Ghost Tales, Book III) by Roberta Hoffer, Christian Jones Arnook and his mother Allison leave their small Alaskan home to start a new life in Stony Manor, a huge estate with acres of land in Indiana. They now live with the ghosts of almost every generation of the Jones family, except one – Christian’s great-great-grandfather, Andrew Christian Jones. When a secret letter hints of a Jones family treasure yet to be found, the missing ancestor may be the one that holds the key to it. Even though this is already the third installment of the series, it can certainly be enjoyed as a standalone. I love the sketched illustrations, which complement the story well. I wished there were more of them throughout the read. They transported me back to my younger days when I buried my nose in well-loved children's fairy tales, devouring every bit of artistic representation of a story. The characters stayed with me long after I was done reading. The end of the story seemed to arrive too soon, before this reader was ready to detach. Christian is quite infectiously innocent, curious and free-spirited so that you can’t help but root for him and his family. The ghostly mystery theme will keep you turning the pages. Roberta Hoffer’s flawless prose and vividly imagined setting should please anyone who loves a good story. On the whole, The Stonebridge Ghost Tales series can easily be a favorite classic for both young and older readers.