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Length: 256 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Gr 4–6—Curious minds throughout history have questioned, examined, and flirted with the idea of the paranormal. Mr. Copperstone, Miss Rolly, Mrs. Scant, and Mr. Gibbings work at the Ministry of Ghosts to research, record, and find proof of the existence of ghosts. The British government believes the organization is a "relic from another age" and eventually gives the group an ultimatum; the Ministry of Ghosts must in three months' time capture a ghost as evidence of their usefulness or be disbanded. After much discussion, the group decides to hire two children to help with the quest: a headstrong girl who smells of strawberries, and a boy who is not afraid of anything. Author Shearer employs an antiquated British writing style along with descriptive, elevated vocabulary to establish the authentic feel of a classic English mystery. Using detailed description, humorous conversations between ministry employees, and details of everyday events, Shearer reveals the abnormal hidden among the normal. While the plot is slow at times, readers will delight in the ghost-hunting adventures. The omniscient narrator deliberately drops strong hints to develop character and setting as well as offer clues to the surprise ending. VERDICT A fun twist on the classic ghost story, with humor, wit, and a new perspective on ghosts, that will appeal to budding supernatural fans.—Mary-Brook J. Townsend, Episcopal Collegiate School Library, Little Rock, AK --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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"Engaging characters, a full-steam-ahead plot, snappy dialogue, hilarious moments, and ghosts—what more could you want in a middle grade novel? Oh, I know, huge heart and a twist you’ll never see coming!" —Lisa Doan, author of The Berenson Schemes series

“A fun twist on the classic ghost story, with humor, wit, and a new perspective on ghosts, that will appeal to budding supernatural fans.” –School Library Journal --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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