At my grandchildren’s school library, they feature a list of HornToad books. These are children’s books chosen for their excellence.
Two nights ago I started reading one to my grandchildren. It’s called
43 Old Cemetary Road
Dying To Meet You
by Kate Klise
Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
I wondered if I was going to lose the children’s attention as the scene was set. A grumpy children’s writer rents a house so he can write a novel about a ghost tamer. To his surprise the house comes with a ghost and a boy whose parents are traveling.
The children were entranced. We read 1/3 of this 154 page book.
The entire book is written in newspaper clippings, letters and handwritten notes, plus the many illustrations.
The characters are well developed.
We can’t ait to finish it.
Copyright Jeanne Litt 2010