The Ghosts of Stony Manor

The Ghosts of Stony Manor

by Roberta Hoffer


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In Book III of The Stonebridge Ghost Tales, 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? Will Christian and his mother lose Stony Mansion to underhanded businessmen? And what do the stone gargoyles have to do with it all? [Juvenile Fiction (rated G for ages 8-12) published by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.]

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ISBN-13: 9781941278123
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/24/2015
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Roberta Hoffer is a retired preschool teacher from a small town in Indiana. She and her husband have two grown children and one grandson. Roberta loves animals and helps promote animal rights. When not writing, Roberta enjoys boating, camping, walking, traveling, snow, and all family activities. "Children's literature is where the joy of writing shows openly on the faces of a young child." Roberta was awarded The 2014 Purple Dragonfly Award for first place in children's literacy for chapter books for ages eight through twelve for THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE, Book I of The Stonebridge Ghost Tales juvenile fiction series. Other publications include THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH (Book II), THE GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR (Book III), and the children's picture book NAKITA'S BIG QUESTION.

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
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.