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"What A Hunk! Too Bad He's Dead..."
Sixth-grader Nina Tanleven convinced her architect father to let her best friend Chris go with them to stay in the old inn he's restoring. On theafternoon they arrive, the girls find a faded Civil War photograph of a very handsome Confederate soldier. Nina and Cris are stunned when the ghost of the young soldier suddenly appears at the dinner table that night! They realize he's the ghost who they've heard haunts the inn.
When he appears to them again--no one else can see him--Nina and Chris know that the ghost is trying to tell them something. But what? To find out, the girls begin investigating the old country inn. And soon they are swept up in a frightening mystery that began more than one hundred years ago--a mystery involving danger, greed, a hidden room... and a buried treasure!
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Bruce Coville is the author of over 80 books for young readers. He lives in Syracuse, NY.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-8 In this sequel to The Ghost in the Third Row (Bantam, 1987), sixth-grader Nina Tanleven and her friend Chris accompany Nina's architect father to an old inn in the Catskills that is haunted by a Confederate soldier. The two girls are simply curious about why a Southerner who died during the Civil War appears in the halls of a dilapidated hotel in New York State, but someone else is after much more. Bit by bit it becomes clear that the dying Confederate wanted to leave his treasure to the conductor of the Underground Railroad who had tended him. Despite the fantasy element of a ghost, this is a mystery that follows the genre's rules. The ghost provides clues that require deduction to solve, and the villain is hard to spot but obvious once discovered. The Confederate soldier's gradual change of heart is well handled in his journal, and readers' satisfaction at solving the mystery is matched by the sense of justice finally served. The use of the Civil War haunting is similar to Virginia Hamilton's House of Dies Drear (Macmillan, 1968), but this is an easier, more conventional mystery that nevertheless evokes real feeling. Carolyn Caywood, Virginia Beach Public Library
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