In this frightfully funny novel by L. M. Falcone, Alex's father brings home an ancient Greek corpse as an exhibit for Oddities, the weird museum in their basement. After Alex peeks in the coffin, he starts having crazy dreams, gets struck by lightning and falls through a door into the night sky. Then things take a turn for the seriously weird when, after more than 2000 years, the corpse wakes up! This lively cadaver needs help, so big-hearted Alex and his sidekick, Freddie, find themselves on a mission to the world of the dead. They dodge monsters, three-headed dogs, gorgons with snakes for hair -- and much worse -- all in an attempt to help a lost soul in serious trouble. How in Hades will the boys ever get home again?
About the Author
L.M. Falcone has worked as a teacher, a private investigator and a screenwriter. Her writing credits include television's popular preteen series Are You Afraid of the Dark?, as well as the novels Walking with the Dead, The Devil, the Banshee and Me and The Midnight Curse. She lives in Toronto.
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Walking with the Dead based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
personal response:This is a fun adventure book. For me it lost its way a bit taking too many twists and turns from where I thought the plot was originally going to go. I did like the fact that different mythological creatures were brought in, but I think I would have enjoyed the story more if it didn't include the two characters traveling to the Underworld and remained more of a 'stop the Greek mummy' type of story. Grades 5-8curricular connections:Literature studies: mythologyhistory: Ancient Greece