The Ghost's Grave

The Ghost's Grave

by Peg Kehret


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Peg Kehret does it again in this spooky, suspenseful thriller!

What Josh thought would be the dullest summer of his life, spent with his eccentric great-aunt, turns chilling when he meets the ghost of a coal miner killed in a mine explosion. Willie has been waiting years for some kind soul to dig up his leg and rebury it with the rest of him—only then will he be at peace. Josh agrees to do the grisly deed, but when he digs in the old cemetery, he finds more than Willie’s leg bones! Who buried the box of cash in the grave, and why? How far will that person go to get the money back? The Ghost’s Grave is a deliciously spooky adventure from a master of suspense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142408193
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/16/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 73,602
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Peg Kehret was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Minnesota, spent fourteen years in California, and now lives with her husband in Washington State. They have two grown children, four grandchildren, one dog, and one cat.

Peg's novels for children are regularly recommended by the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and the Children's Book Council. She has won many state "young reader" or "children's choice" awards. Peg's characters are ordinary kids who find themselves in exciting situations and who use their wits to solve their problems. There is usually humor as well as suspense in her books. A long-time volunteer at The Humane Society, she often uses animals in her stories.

Before she began writing books for children, Peg published plays, short stories, articles, and two books for adults. She is a frequent speaker at conferences for librarians and teachers.

At the age of twelve, Peg had polio and was paralyzed from the neck down. Because she can remember that experience and her year of recovery so vividly, she finds it easy to write in the viewpoint of a twelve or thirteen year old. Most of her main characters are that age. Her autobiography, Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, won the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and the PEN Center USA West Award for Children's Literature.

When she is not writing, Peg likes to watch baseball, bake cookies, and pump her old player piano.

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Ghost's Grave 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
MIRANDA-PANDA More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a good book, you must get The Ghost's Grave. Its adventurous, mysterious, and so much fun to read. Josh, (the main character) is forced to go to his aunts house. He finds cats, ghosts... and money? What is he going to do when a gun is pushed to his chest? My favorite part is when the thief breaks into the house when Josh is home all... ALONE!!!!!!!!! People who like this book will want a adventurer, mystery, and a little bit of scary-nes. And don't forget some humor
izzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzers More than 1 year ago
In the book The Ghost Grave by Peg Kerhiert a boy Josh is forced to stay at his Great aunt's for the whole summer thinking it was going to be the worst summer ever Josh finds himself digging up a grave when all of a sudden he finds a metal box in the grave . What is it doing there ? Who's does it belong to ? What's in it ? You will have to read to find out. One part that I really enjoyed was when Josh met a ghost and thought the ghost was bad ,but turns out that he was really nice. So if you like to read books that are fun spooky and thrilling then this is just the book for you.
BubaFerris More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book! I read it a couple months ago, but I still remember what a great book it was! I let a friend read it and we are both good reader and both of us loved it! I would highly recomend this book to any good reader who likes funny, spooky, and thriling books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fairly quick read. It was packed with suspense, humor, mystery and more. What a fun kids book to share
AnimalRachael More than 1 year ago
In the book The Ghosts Grave by Peg Kehret, a boy named Josh finds out that his parents are getting a job in india! Josh has to spend the summer with his crazy Aunt Ethel. He thinks it will be the worst summer ever! But that all changed when Josh found a cat, 3 kittens, and a friendly ghost named Willie! People should read this book because it is mysterious. It has a good mystery in every chapter! You will also LOVE this book because Josh goes on adventures. My favorite part is when Josh goes into the grave yard and trys to find a way to put Willies foot with the rest of his grave.
ohio1 More than 1 year ago
I am 11 and I loved this book! I am so into ghost boos and this is one of the best ones I have read... Emma
KaNg1219 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My cousin recommended me this book and it was pretty good. I thought it was entertaining to read with all the suspense towards the end.
Mattiii on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was very interesting. It is about a boy name Josh. Josh decides to try out for his towns summer baseball team and he is accepted. Meanwhile his mom and brother are planning on taking a job interview and leave him with his Aunt Ethel he has never met before. She lives in an deserted and basically forgotten town. It is called Carbon City and here he has many adventures one in which he meets a ghost!
kkcookie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
fun,adventor, this book is creeping with a good story and fun memories to share it makes anyone want to feel bad for the guy who died
catherineY8 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I first looked at this book and thought it as just another creepy horror story. I was very suprised after reading it. The story tells about a boy named Josh who has just been accepted to his baseball team! Gues what? His parents are leaving on a vacation and he must go spend his summer with his great Aunt. Josh arrives in a deserted, nonelectronioc, nature filled town. His great Aunt believes her sister has been reincarnated as a peacock! Josh gets used to it until he discovers a treehouse. Meanwhile, there had been a report of stolen money from a bank. Josh gets suspicious and decides to investigate. Then he meets a ghost. How creepy!
craigwsmithtoo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Things are not going the way Josh had planned. He was supposer to play ball this summer with his buddies. Instead, his parents are traveling, and he is staying with his old aunt in a small town. The aunt is a bit eccentric, as the aunts in most of these stories seem to be. The summer turns out to be pretty wild, as Josh meets the ghost of a minor who wants him to dig up a leg and bury it with the rest of his body.What Josh finds as he digs solves a bigger mystery for the town, and threatens to ruin the plans of the thief who buried it there, unless he can stop Josh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE ALL HER BOOKS i think u people should read small steps GREAT BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Peg Kehret's books! Ive already read this book 3 times and it is such a page turner! A very easy fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
josh has moved in a new town. he joins the baseball team to make some new friends. then his mom tells him that her and her boyfriend have to go to india for a job. josh has to go to his aunt ethel house in carbon city. what begains as the worst summer ever ends as the best. josh finds a tree house that he loves to read in. whlie in the tree house he meets a ghost. that died in a coal mine in carbon city. he also meets a cat that he names mrs.stray, she has 3 kitten. the ghost needs joshes help to dig up his leg. when he dig up the bones he finds something that was stolen a while ago to help to build something. his aunt brakes her ankle and has to go to the hospital.josh has a crazy night. in the moring he has to go to the police station. he get inerved by the new caster. one of aunt ethel church friend son is joshes age and he needs another baseball player on the team. josh and bruce catch the stray cat. josh keeps the mom. bruce keeps spooky. the other 2 kitten go to some ladys at the church. josh ends up having a great time at his aunt ethel's house.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This booj was a extremely excelent written book. Very interesting. Crazy things sometimes popped in the book like the thief tracing the stolen money to Aunt Ethal. Book is worth buying.
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The book was a nice book; this is my third time reading it. I always forget the end like people do. The book has its ups and downs but you have to read it to find out.The plot is that Josh wants to play baseball but his parent's job makes them go to India. He has to stay with an aunt that he does not know. Josh's summer gets a little exciting when he runs into a ghost and finds a mystery in the making, you will have to read to find out more. Over all this is a 5 star book you have to read. The well defined characters are great. The words will give you a good mental image. I love this book.You will have to Read the book to see if he solves the mystery and finds the ghost's grave. Finally I rated this book 5 star because it's a great mystery and you can't put the book down. Read the book to find out more. I recommenced this book to people who like mystery and ghosts!
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