The Ghost of Poplar Point
By Cynthia DeFelice
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374325404, 192pp.)
Publication Date: August 21, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Allie Nichols, "Ghost Magnet," has only just finished sixth grade, but already she's grappled with her fair share of adventure: three ghosts have sought her help in less than two months. Now that summer has finally arrived, Allie is ready for a break. Too bad ghosts don't know about summer vacation. When a new spirit causes Allie to babble incomprehensibly at rehearsals for her town's first pageant, she and her best friend, Dub, know they have another ghostly mystery to solve. But why does the ghost seem so interested in the pageant, which portrays the relationship between the area's early European settlers and the local Seneca Indians? And could its manifestation have anything to do with the rich girl who just came to town with her family?
In the fourth fascinating ghost book by Cynthia DeFelice, Allie and Dub uncover a centuries-old secret--the destruction of a Seneca village at Poplar Point--and come up with a plan to share it.
Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling books for young readers, including The Ghost of Fossil Glen, The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs, The Ghost of Cutler Creek, Wild Life, Signal, The Missing Manatee, and Weasel. Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children's Books and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, among numerous other honors. She lives in upstate New York.
"Allie and Dub are likable, well-drawn characters, and kids will cheer when they are able to thwart the plans of an adult bully."—School Library Journal "Moves quickly and has several interesting adult and juvenile characters." —IRA