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Pleasing the Ghost

by Sharon Creech

Publisher - HarperCollins

Category - Teen Novel

Newbery Medal winner and master storyteller Sharon Creech spins a wonderfully funny and tender tale.As nine-year-old Dennis confronts the ghost of his uncle Arvie, Arvies eccentric antics and wonderful wordplay keep the reader laughing. But at its tender heart, the story reveals the holes left in our lives when we lose the ones we love.Ever since nine-year-old Denniss dad died, a veritable parade of ghosts has been passing through his bedroom. When the ghost of his uncle Arvie blows into his room on a warm breeze, Dennis isnt surprised, but Uncle Arvie is the first ghost who wants something from Dennis.Dennis would love to help Uncle Arvie, but he cant quite understand what Uncle Arvie is asking for. What, for example, is Fraggle pin Heartfoot a wig pasta? Dennis has to find out, because this is one ghost who isnt going to leave until he gets what he came for.Uncle Arvies antics and Denniss attempts to please his ghost form the heart of this touching story.

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