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Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Hilarious look at a nontraditional family.

Book Kate Klise Fantasy 2009
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Funny and filled with clever illustrations, DYING TO MEET YOU is a heartwarming and hilarious story. Kids will get a kick out of reading about Ignatius B. Grumply, the realtor Anita Sale, Grumply's publisher Paige Turner, and all the other quirky happenings and people in Ghastly, Illinois.

Written through notes, newspaper issues, and official letters, the novel moves along at a quick pace sure to draw in the most reluctant readers. Kids will dig Seymour Hope and the ghost, Olive C. Spence, and even warm to Grumply, who may want to think about changing his name.

Book Details

  • Author: Kate Klise
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: April 6, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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