The Ghost Belonged to Me by Richard Peck

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Only Alexander knows why the barn is haunted—-and by what

When Alexander notices an eerie light coming out of the barn,. He thinks his friend Blossom Culp is trying to spook him. But strange things really are happening there. Slimy footprints appear out of nowhere, and whimpering sounds float down from the hayloft. And when he ventures into the barn in the dark of night, his breath catches in his throat. Suddenly Blossom's words come back to him: "You can make contact with the Unseen...." Now there's a girl ghost standing right in front of him, telling him of great danger ahead. But is there time for Alexander to act on her warning?

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“Peck’s blending of mystery and humor makes an unusual and entertaining ghost story.” —Booklist, starred review

About Richard Peck

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Richard Peck, author of more than thirty novels, is one of the most celebrated children's book writers in the country. He has won the Newbery Medal, the Edgar Award, the Margaret A. Edwards Award, a National Humanities Medal, and twice been a National Book Award finalist, among many other honors. He lives in New York City (when not visiting London his favorite home away from home).
Published September 1, 1997 by Puffin. 180 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Read full review > "Never one for false modesty (on page one Blossom bills herself as "the most famous girl in two countries"), Peck's heroine proves to be such a redoubtable "Seeress" that despite the extravagant self-promotion, she just about manages to live up t...

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he alone knows the true story of Inez's watery fate, and takes Inez's recovered bones back to New Orleans for burial, lodging them (along with Alexander and Blossom) with a very discreetly disguised madam.

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In this comic mystery, set in the Midwest in 1913, the ghost of a drowned girl warns a teenage boy of impending tragedy.

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