Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise
(43 Old Cemetery Road)

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Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road hoping to find some peace and quiet so he can crack a wicked case of writer's block. But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied by eleven-year-old Seymour, his cat Shadow, and an irritable ghost named Olive. It's hard to say who is more outraged. But a grumpy old ghost just might inspire this grumpy old man--and the abandoned kid? Well, let's just say his last name's Hope.

Sisters Kate and M. Sarah Klise, the creators of the award-winning Regarding the . . . series, offer up this debut volume in a clever epistolary series told in letters, drawings, newspaper articles, a work-in-progress manuscript, and even an occasional tombstone engraving.


About Kate Klise

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KATE KLISE and M. SARAH KLISE have collaborated on several picture books and a number of popular middle grade novels, including Trial by Journal and Letters from Camp, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Kate, who is a correspondent for People magazine, lives in Norwood, Missouri. Sarah, who is an art teacher, lives in Berkeley, California. www.kateandsarahklise.com
Published April 6, 2009 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 160 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Kate Klise fleshes out the plot with back stories on the house, Seymour’s catastrophic, absent parents and Olive’s haunting of the house.

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Open Book Society

This story is written as a series of letters so it’s a quick read and easy to pick up and put down when one has to do homework or chores or just wants to read “Just one more page before lights out, PLEASE?!?”.

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Unfortunately for him, he inherits a kid named Seymour, a cat named Shadow, and a ghost named Olive with the rental.

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