Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Martin Pistorius
Release: 2013-11-19
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 289
ISBN: 9781400205844
Language: en
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When you lose your voice, who will speak for you? When it all seems hopeless, how do you get through each day? In the New York Times bestseller Ghost Boy, Martin Pistorius tells the harrowing story of his return to life through the healing power of love and faith. In January 1988, a happy, healthy twelve-year-old Martin Pistorius came home from school with a sore throat. Soon, he was sleeping all day, refusing meals, and starting to lose his voice. His doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months, his voice fell silent and his developing mind became trapped inside a body he couldn't control. Martin's parents were told that the unknown degenerative disease he was struggling with would mean that he had less than two years to live. He felt invisible--like a ghost of himself. The stress and heartache shook his family to the core, bringing his parents to the brink of separation. Their boy was gone--or so they thought. Martin started to come back to life. He couldn't make a sign or a sound, but he'd become aware of the world around him again and was finally finding his way back to himself. In these pages, you'll hear the highs and lows of Martin's journey from his own perspective, including: A family's resilience in the face of hardship The consequences of misdiagnosis The gift of a wild imagination Ghost Boy shares the beautiful, heart-wrenching story of a life reclaimed, a business created, a family transformed, and a new love that's blossomed. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for those around us.

Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780316262255
Language: en
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A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Iain Lawrence
Release: 2002-03-12
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9780440416685
Language: en
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Harold Kline is an albino—an outcast. Folks stare and taunt, calling him Ghost Boy. It’s been that way for all of his 14 years. So when the circus comes to town, Harold runs off to join it. Full of colorful performers, the circus seems like the answer to Harold’s loneliness. He’s eager to meet the Cannibal King, a sideshow attraction who’s an albino, too. He’s touched that Princess Minikin and the Fossil Man, two other sideshow curiosities, embrace him like a son. He’s in love with Flip, the pretty and beguiling horse trainer, and awed by the all-knowing Gypsy Magda. Most of all, Harold is proud of training the elephants, and of earning respect and a sense of normalcy. Even at the circus, though, two groups exist—the freaks, and everyone else. Harold straddles both groups. But fitting in comes at a price, and Harold must recognize the truth beneath what seems apparent before he can find a place to call home.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Stafford Betty
Release: 2018-08-31
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781785357992
Language: en
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Seventh grader Ben Conover sees people no one else can see. When he confides in his best friend, it's not long before smart phones start lighting up with text messages as the air cackles with gossip and he becomes known in school as the 'Ghost Boy'. Home has become a battle ground between his Mum's acceptance and his Dad's disapproval. Ben desperately seeks his father's approval, and wants to be like a regular twelve-year-old. But he doesn't want to break free from his spirit friend, Abby, who shows up when he is in danger or about to do something wrong. She somehow guides him and he has grown very fond of her. Will Ben's father accept his son's psychic gifts? Can he persuade his father that spirits are real and not just hallucinations? And who exactly is Abby? A Middle Grade story about a boy who sees spirits.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Ian Taylor,Rosi Taylor
Release: 2022-02-07
Editor: Next Chapter
Pages: 128
ISBN: PKEY:6610000343737
Language: en
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Will and Alice Harding, and their seven-year-old son Toby, have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Hoping for a fresh start, Will's and Alice's past hides dark secrets that are just waiting to emerge. Soon, Toby begins to change; his voice, his appearance, his demeanor. Finally accepting that something is seriously wrong with their son - something traditional medicine can't help with - Will and Alice turn to folk magic for help. But can they figure out what the powerful, mysterious force is that plagues their son... and how to defeat it?

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Iain Lawrence
Release: 2002-05-14
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780375890062
Language: en
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Harold Kline is an albino--an outcast. Folks stare and taunt, calling him Ghost Boy. It's been that way all of his 14 years. So when the circus comes to town, Harold runs off to join it. Full of colorful performers, the circus seems like the answer to Harold's loneliness. He's eager to meet the Cannibal King, a sideshow attraction who's an albino too. He's touched that Princess Minikin and the Fossil Man, two other sideshow curiosities, embrace him like a son. He's in love with Flip, the beguiling horse trainer, and awed by the all-knowing Gypsy Magda. Most of all, Harold is proud of training the elephants, and of earning respect and a sense of normality. Even at the circus, though, two groups exist--the freaks, and everyone else. Harold straddles both groups. But fitting in with those who are "normal" comes at a price, and sometimes it's recognizing the truth beneath what's apparent that ultimately leads to happiness . . . and turns a boy into a man.

Willy the Ghost Boy

Willy the Ghost Boy
Author: Thuraya
Release: 2014-11-15
Editor: Thuraya
Pages: 10614
ISBN: 9781502967244
Language: en
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Willy has grown up and he’s going to New York with his father to live in his mom’s dream house. He was happy to see the house, because he hadn’t gone there for a long time since 10 years ago, but he doesn’t know what will happen to him after he moves. Everything turns out so dark. He even lost his memories until he met a girl named Emily. She’s the only one who can help Willy through all this pain, but it’s difficult since Willy keeps disappearing and coming back.

The Christmas Ghost Boy

The Christmas Ghost Boy
Author: Susan Jane Logan
Release: 2022-07-05
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9798885272551
Language: en
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The Christmas Ghost Boy By: Susan Jane Logan When Randall and Erica Anderson's family moves shortly before Christmastime, they experience a series of spooky incidents with a ghost boy in the very old house that is their new home. At first, they fear the little ghost boy with tears in his eyes, but when their feelings begin to evolve, Randall decides to do something special for him. In the end, can the sad little ghost boy become happy?

A Boy Is Not a Ghost

A Boy Is Not a Ghost
Author: Edeet Ravel
Release: 2021-09-01
Editor: Groundwood Books Ltd
Pages: 177
ISBN: 9781773064994
Language: en
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In this sequel to the award-winning A Boy Is Not a Bird, a boy is exiled to Siberia during World War II. Based on a true story. Torn from his home in Eastern Europe, with his father imprisoned in a Siberian gulag, twelve-year-old Natt finds himself stranded with other deportees in a schoolyard in Novosibirsk. And he is about to discover that life can indeed get worse than the horrific two months he and his mother have spent being transported on a bug-infested livestock train. He needs to write to his best friend, Max, but he knows the Soviet police reads everyone’s mail. So Natt decides to write in code, and his letters are a lifeline, even though he never knows whether Max will receive them. Every day becomes a question of survival, and where they might be shunted to next. When his mother is falsely arrested for stealing potatoes, Natt is truly on his own and must learn how to live the uncertain life of an exile. Practice being invisible as a ghost, change your name and identity if you have to, watch out for spies, and never draw the attention of the authorities. Even then, he will need luck on his side if he is ever going to be reunited with his family. Key Text Features author's note Illustrations map Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

Ghost Child

Ghost Child
Author: Caroline Overington
Release: 2014-09-11
Editor: Random House
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781448164547
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of I Came to Say Goodbye. Can you ever escape the secrets of your past? Perfect for fans of Susan Lewis The photograph shows four smiling children. But look closer and you can tell that one of the boys has been crying. Weeks later, that little boy is dead. His mother and her boyfriend are in prison for his murder, and his brother and sisters have been fostered to separate families. No one knows for sure what happened that day, except, possibly, the three remaining children, and they’re not talking. But the past cannot be buried forever, and years later, when the truth about what happened is revealed, will it bring a final healing? Or will the legacy of fear that the children have lived with for so long, finally destroy them?

Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys
Author: Aiden Thomas
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Swoon Reads
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250250513
Language: en
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A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as "groundbreaking." Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free. However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school's resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He's determined to find out what happened and tie off some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave. Praise for Cemetery Boys: Longlisted for the National Book Award "The novel perfectly balances the vibrant, energetic Latinx culture while delving into heavy topics like LGBTQ+ acceptance, deportation, colonization, and racism within authoritative establishments." —TeenVogue.com "This stunning debut novel from Thomas is detailed, heart-rending, and immensely romantic. I was bawling by the end of it, but not from sadness: I just felt so incredibly happy that this queer Latinx adventure will get to be read by other kids. Cemetery Boys is necessary: for trans kids, for queer kids, for those in the Latinx community who need to see themselves on the page. Don’t miss this book." —Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Felicity Pulman
Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: Random House Australia
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781742754505
Language: en
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Tad must cross time and space to tell the secrets of the past... Froggy dreams of drowning. Just as his nightmare is coming true, he is saved by a ghost boy, Tad. But is Tad telling him the truth, and why can Froggy now see back to the past - to 1881, when Sydney was gripped by a smallpox outbreak and the Quarantine Station was full of the stench of death? With Cassie's help, Tad and Froggy realise they must trust each other in order to find what has been lost for more than one hundred years ... and allow both boys to be set free.

The Buccaneers

The Buccaneers
Author: Iain Lawrence
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 279
ISBN: 0007135564
Language: en
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A swashbuckling thriller, part three of THE HIGH SEAS ADVENTURES, set on the oceans at the turn of the nineteenth century -- drama, horror, adventure... There's pirates in the West Indies. Cannibals. They cook you alive. They shrink your head to the size of a walnut, says Mr Spencer to his son. These words will haunt sixteen-year-old John Spencer as he embarks on his first voyage to foreign lands. Carrying cargo destined for Jamaica, John and his Dragon crew set off from London for waters few of them have sailed before. When they come upon a lifeboat adrift at sea, some are wary of the sailor aboard. His name is Horn, and something about this imposing and mysterious sailor isn't right. He carries a chest full of clinking glass, and his story doesn't quite make sense. Still, John respects the stranger's awe-inspiring seamanship. With Horn on deck, both John and the ship's captain believe the Dragon is in the best of hands. But is Horn to be trusted? real -- and very dangerous -- pirate ship. Now John starts to believe his father's warnings, especially after he becomes separated from his shipmates and is stranded on an island reputed to conceal buried treasure. A place teeming with buccaneers... Brimming with furious high-seas adventure, this companion to The Wreckers and The Smugglers concludes with a bloodcurdling tale of pirates -- and a surprise ending...

Christina s Ghost

Christina s Ghost
Author: Betty Ren Wright
Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Holiday House
Pages: 149
ISBN: 9780823426836
Language: en
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When the ghostly figure of a small, sad boy appears in her uncle's old house, Christina must figure out what he's trying to tell her—and how to help him—in this classic horror novel for young readers. Ten-year-old Christina was looking forward to spending the summer on her grandmother's farm—not being stuck with her crabby uncle Ralph, in a dusty Victorian house that's "cozy as a tomb." But she's determined to stay busy, and stay out of her uncle's way. There's plenty she can do on her own—she just needs to find a project to focus on. But when the ghost of a little boy appears, Christina begins to suspect that the house is full of secrets. Though the young apparition seems friendly, there's also something in the attic . . . something terrifying . . . something getting stronger every day. Christina is strong-willed, clever, and independent—but that might not be enough to unravel the mysteries of this strange, creepy house, and the horrifying events that took place there. Can she win over Uncle Ralph and convince him there's really something supernatural going on? Or will the malevolent presence in the attic get them first? This classic ghost story, recipient of seven kids' choice state awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, is back in print after many years with an updated jacket . . . and it's ready to chill a new generation of readers looking for an unforgettable mystery.

Something Upstairs

Something Upstairs
Author: Avi
Release: 2010
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9780545214919
Language: en
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After moving to Providence, Rhode Island, Kenny discovers that his new house is haunted by the spirit of a black slave boy who asks Kenny to return with him to the early nineteenth century and prevent his murder by slave traders.

Bayou Magic

Bayou Magic
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9780316224864
Language: en
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A magical coming-of-age story from Coretta Scott King honor author Jewell Parker Rhodes, rich with Southern folklore, friendship, family, fireflies and mermaids, plus an environmental twist. It's city-girl Maddy's first summer in the bayou, and she just falls in love with her new surroundings - the glimmering fireflies, the glorious landscape, and something else, deep within the water, that only she can see. Could it be a mermaid? As her grandmother shares wisdom about sayings and signs, Maddy realizes she may be the only sibling to carry on her family's magical legacy. And when a disastrous oil leak threatens the bayou, she knows she may also be the only one who can help. Does she have what it takes to be a hero? Jewell Parker Rhodes weaves a rich tale celebrating the magic within.

Sugar

Sugar
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780316125789
Language: en
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Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation along the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, but laboring in the fields all day doesn't make her feel very free. Thankfully, Sugar has a knack for finding her own fun, especially when she joins forces with forbidden friend Billy, the white plantation owner's son. Sugar has always yearned to learn more about the world, and she sees her chance when Chinese workers are brought in to help harvest the cane. The older River Road folks feel threatened, but Sugar is fascinated. As she befriends young Beau and elder Master Liu, they introduce her to the traditions of their culture, and she, in turn, shares the ways of plantation life. Sugar soon realizes that she must be the one to bridge the cultural gap and bring the community together. Here is a story of unlikely friendships and how they can change our lives forever. From Jewell Parker Rhodes, the author of Ninth Ward (a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a Today show Al's Book Club for Kids pick), here's another tale of a strong, spirited young girl who rises beyond her circumstances and inspires others to work toward a brighter future.

Time for Andrew

Time for Andrew
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Release: 2007
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0618873163
Language: en
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When he goes to spend the summer with his great-aunt in the family's old house, eleven-year-old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with his great-great-uncle who is dying of diptheria. Reprint.

The Ghost and the Birthday Boy

The Ghost and the Birthday Boy
Author: Bobbi Holmes,Anna J McIntyre
Release: 2021-08-17
Editor: Robeth Publishing
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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Lily and Ian’s families come to Frederickport to celebrate Connor’s first Birthday. Bringing the in-laws together is not always easy, especially when uninvited guests from the spirit realm show up.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Author: Jean Simon
Release: 1994
Editor: Zebra Books
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0821745301
Language: en
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Twenty-five years after a sadistic killer snuffed out the lives of several of the children in her town, eleven-year-old Joely is befriended by a strange boy who claims he knows who the killer is--because he was his first victim. Original.