Product Details
List Price:
8 to 12
3 to 7
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.25"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-62979-677-2
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In this humorous, witty ghost story, Harold, who uses a wheelchair, accepts a mysterious artifact from a horror novelist’s daughter and discovers that while it may help him fight bullies, its power can’t be controlled. When writer Frank Goolz and his daughters move in next door, Harold soon learns that Frank’s books are based on real-life paranormal adventures. At the Goolz home, lights flash inexplicably, objects move on their own, and grotesque specters appear in the attic. Ilona, the beautiful older Goolz daughter, and her mischievous little sister, Suzie, defend Harold from bullies who threaten him daily. Then Ilona gives Harold the Stone of the Dead because she can’t trust her father or Suzie not to use it for a chilling purpose. Now Harold’s bullies are vanishing—is the Stone fulfilling his darkest wishes? This book, the first in a series, is sure to deliver for fans of paranormal stories.


“Ghislain's creative imagination allows (the) first-person account of the paranormal activities to shine, as unpredictable neighbors enrich the plot…As this first book ends, readers know the trio is set for another gross, spine-tingling adventure.” -Booklist  

“An easy, quick read for horror fans who want to be scared but not terrified.” – Kirkus Reviews  

“(A) fast-paced supernatural jaunt…Younger middle grade readers looking for something spooky without too much gore will snatch this up.” –School Library Journal  

Meet the Author

Gary Ghislain

Gary Ghislain is the author of How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend and three self-published YA novels. He lives in Antibes, France. Visit

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