Five Days of the Ghost

Five Days of the Ghost

by William Bell

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Poking around a sacred Indian burial ground in the middle of the night with her brother, John, isn't Karen Stone's idea of a great way to start off the summer. But she lets John talk her into it, and the two are plunged into a world they never imagined existed - a world where past and present blend, where the spirits of the dead communicate with the living. With the help of John's classmate, Weird Noah Webster, an expert on all things supernatural, Karen and John try to unravel the mystery that surrounds them. At times amused and fascinated, at times terrified, Karen is forced to confront something she has been running from for far too long.

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ISBN-13: 9781554557783
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

William Bell was born in Toronto in 1945 and went to school there until he graduated from the College of Education in 1970. Until 2002 he was a high school English teacher and department head in Ontario. Bell also taught at the Harbin University of Science and Technology, the Foreign Affairs College (both in China), and the University of British Columbia. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Literature and a Master of Education degree.

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I stood there shaking, holding the cross out, keeping it between me and the spooky figure on the gravestone, wondering if it would do any good.

John's voice sounded strained. "Uh, do you live around here?"

Boy, could he come up with stupid questions sometimes!

"Yep." The man's body seemed to relax a bit. He pulled at his earlobe.

More silence. It's hard to think of something to say when you're in a forbidden graveyard at midnight and you're standing across from an old, half-naked man you think might be a ghost. He didn't look cold, but I was freezing.

John and Noah were shivering like that's been tobogganing in their underwear for the last two hours. And the man had that sort of glow that he'd had two nights ago. I could tell now that it wasn't from the moonlight.

"Would you mind telling us your name?" Noah asked politely.

"Nope. I'm Chief Copegog. How 'bout you?"

I looked at the gravestone. Behind the man's leather leggings I could make out the part of the name Copegog carved into the marble. Was he the ghost of the guy buried there?

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icecreamgirl26 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What part did you consider the most suspenseful?The part where I found the most suspenseful was when suddenly Karen woke up and hear footsteps coming towards her door "Thud Thud Thud", it can't be her brother, he was already sleeping, she can even hear him snoring. Can it be her parents? No, they were heavy sleepers, they never wake up in the middle of the night. Then "Bang Bang Bang", her door shook in it's frame. Then Bang Bang Bang again, louder this time. Someone was real mad with her; then suddenly, the room came cold....FREEZING COLD! How can it be this cold?!? It's the middle of summer! 25 degrees, how could it be "freezing"?!?...Could it be...a ghost??