The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe by Tony Johnston
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When a little dog unwittingly unearths a bone belonging to the deceased farmer Nicholas Greebe, a quiet New England farmhouse is suddenly transformed into a place of outrageous happenings. Set in colonial America, The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe is spooky and fun. Full color.

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Tony Johnston was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in History and an M.A in Education, she became a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over seventy books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness. S. D. Schindler is the popular illustrator of many bestselling picture books, including How Santa Got His Job, Big Pumpkin, the Math Start title Betcha!, and the 2005 Newbery Honor Book Whittington.
Published September 1, 1996 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When old Nicholas Greebe dies on a wintry day, his shivering family buries him hastily in a shallow grave.

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By this I don't mean all of the thousands of in print books but rather books which nearly made the cut, I mentioned one such book in a post way back when I first started researching this years Report but there were many more.

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