Gabriel is a boy who has just lost everything. His parents have died and he's forced to move to a strange country, France, to find a new home. He dislikes his crazy aunt, who he has to live with, he doesn't want to learn French, and to make matters worse, the only real family he has left is his whiny baby brother. Despite all this, as soon as Gabriel enters his aunt's ancient castle, he realizes that all these disasters might be the beginning of a grand adventure. In the castle of Chateau Larcher, the walls groan and the attic talks. Shadows take on strange shapes and Gabriel becomes convinced the castle is haunted. But the ghosts in Chateau Larcher aren't what Gabriel expects and he soon learns that skeletons aren't always scary and ghosts can tell the most interesting stories.
|Publisher:||Our Street Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Jessica Penot is a counselor and writer who lives in Alabama with her corgis, cats, snakes, conures, children, husband, and other strange creatures.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received this book (paperback copy) free for a read/review. The characters are enjoyable and the story is certainly a good start to a series. Though there are tragic moments that bring everyone together, the story is uplifting and may generate some discussion about life events, etc. There were a couple of places I back tracked to make sure I didn't misread or to verify my understanding of the story. For a juvenile story I thought a few words were, possibly, beyond the age reading level. But again, encouragement to look up new words would be a great benefit of those words. Fairly engaging, the story moves at a quick pace and should capture a young reader's attention.