Award-winning author Melvin Burgess’s thrilling new ghost story for younger readers.
David screamed and the ghostly boy opened his mouth and screamed back. But his scream wasn’t the scream of a child—it was the scream of an old, old man.
“Come back, come back,” screamed the ghost in his cracked old voice. “Don’t leave me. Don’t go!”
Twelve-year-old David lives with his dad in a big old apartment building called Mahogany Villas. When he discovers he can climb through the vent pipes in the building and get into other apartments and play tricks on people, he simply can’t resist.
His main victim is Robert Alveston, a forgetful man in his nineties who is afraid that he is losing his mind. But David’s nasty pranks soon disturb more than his elderly neighbor. One day he comes face-to-face with a ghost, at first friendly but more and more terrifying as it becomes clear that he has a particular grudge against Mr Alveston. Soon both the old man and David are in great danger.
|Edition description:||Large Print|
|Product dimensions:||5.78(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.69(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 4 Years|
About the Author
Melvin Burgess has written several highly acclaimed books for young adults, including Smack, which won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Four of his other novels, including this one, have been runners-up for the Carnegie Medal. Mr. Burgess lives in Manchester, England, with his wife and their children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Amazing. I loved this book, I really couldn't put it down. Its so mysterious and thrilling. This was definately one of my favoutite books. I recomend this to everyone!-AliaRay!
Melvin does it again!It seems that Nothing this Author produces,thus far,ranks less than first rate.as if empowered by some enchanted Shadow,Burges's hands have,scratched down some of my own thoughts and experiences,in an ink, drawn from the'Blood of Lifes Lessons'!!! Makes me long to entwine minds with Mel again. (email@example.com) 06\21\74