When a dog arrives at Spence Mansion, Seymour is overjoyed. His adoptive parents, Ignatius B. Grumply and Olive C. Spence, are less enthusiastic—especially when Secret, the dog, begins barking all night long. Is it possible Secret just misses his old companion, the late Noah Breth, whose children are fighting like cats and dogs over their father’s money? Or does Secret have a secret that, in the end, will make the entire town of Ghastly howl with delight?
This third book in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, a runaway mystery told in letters, limericks, a last will, and loose change, is guaranteed to please anyone who’s ever tried to keep a secret.
Fun-filled romp through Ghastly Illinois that had me laughing until my sides ached!
This was such a cute book. The main characters are Mr. Grumply (an aged, widowed writer), Olive (a ghost writer in the literal sense), and Seymour (a little boy that they adopted). The book is written in letters, newspaper articles, and limericks.
Olive & Grumply like the fine art of letter writing. So they insisted that ALL communication take the form of letters. So when Seymour finds a dog and wants to ask if he can keep it, he must write a letter to Olive & Grumply.
This book will have your kids rolling with laughter. If you have a reluctant reader, this should help get them interested in reading.
Well, I am off to buy the first two books in the series for my Godson, Ben. I know that he will love them!