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43 Old Cemetery Road

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43 Old Cemetery Road

written by Kate Klise with illustrations by M. Sarah Klise

Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road hoping to find some peace and quiet so he can crack a wicked case of writer's block. But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied by 11-year-old Seymour, his cat Shadow and an irritable ghost named Olive. It's hard to say who is more outraged. But a grumpy old ghost just might inspire this grumpy old man --- and the abandoned kid? Well, let's just say his last name's Hope.

Sisters Kate and M. Sarah Klise, the creators of the award-winning Regarding the... series, offer up this debut volume in a clever epistolary series told in letters, drawings, newspaper articles, a work-in-progress manuscript and even an occasional tombstone engraving.

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43 Old Cemetery Road

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written by Kate Klise with illustrations by M. Sarah Klise - Children's 7-10, Supernatural Fiction

Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road hoping to find some peace and quiet so he can crack a wicked case of writer's block. But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied by eleven-year-old Seymour, his cat Shadow, and an irritable ghost named Olive. It's hard to say who is more outraged. But a grumpy old ghost just might inspire this grumpy old man --- and the abandoned kid? Well, let's just say his last name's Hope.

written by Kate Klise with illustrations by M. Sarah Klise - Children's 7-10, Supernatural Fiction

The International Movement for the Safety & Protection Of Our Kids & Youth (IMSPOOKY) dictates that Seymour cannot live in the mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road “without the benefit of parents.” Ignatius B. Grumply tries to explain to Dick Tater, the head of IMSPOOKY, that he and Seymour are in a lovely living arrangement with the ghost of Olive C. Spence. Dick Tater is not convinced. But this clever trio can’t be broken up as easily as he imagines....

written by Kate Klise with illustrations by M. Sarah Klise - Children's 7-10, Supernatural Fiction

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?

written by Kate Klise with illustrations by M. Sarah Klise - Children's 7-10, Supernatural Fiction

Ghastly’s post office is about to be replaced by a new invention called VEXT-mail, jeopardizing their connection with their fans. Could the mysterious occupant of P.O. Box 5 save the post office, or will he harm Ghastly’s famous ghostwriter instead? It’s up to Seymour Hope and his friend Wy Fye to solve this mystery, and fast!

written by Kate Klise with illustrations by M. Sarah Klise - Children's 7-10, Supernatural Fiction

The film producer Moe Block Busters wants to make the 43 Old Cemetery Road story into a movie --- and he promises it will be a sure-fire hit! Lured by the lights of Tinseltown, Ignatius B. Grumply, Olive C. Spence and Seymour Hope pack their suitcases. But when they arrive in Hollywood, Olive has a sure-fire fit when she discovers how quickly fame changes Iggy and Seymour. Even worse, Olive has been written out of the script! “Little old lady ghosts are so yesterday,” says Moe. “What America wants is a terrifying ghost named Evilo.” Well, if it’s Evilo they want, it’s Evilo they’ll get. And Olive knows just the femme fatale to help her scare Hollywood’s most despicable director half to death.

written by Kate Klise with illustrations by M. Sarah Klise - Children's 7-10, Supernatural Fiction

The bestselling trio from Spence Mansion is launching a greeting card company called Greetings from the Graveyard. But what kind of card do you send to an ex-girlfriend who threatens to publish the love letters of Ignatius B. Grumply? And what do you send when the town of Ghastly is rocked by its first crime wave and two escaped convicts are on the loose? If you’re Olive C. Spence, you send for your old butler, T. Leeves, who arrives just in time for tea—and trouble!
 

by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise - Children's 7-10, Supernatural Fiction

In the seventh and final installment of the popular 43 Old Cemetery Road series, twelve-year-old Seymour Hope has inherited a castle in Loch Ness, Scotland. It could be the perfect summer vacation spot for Seymour and his parents, Olive C. Spence and Ignatius B. Grumply. But Iggy wants nothing to do with the castle. Why? Because it was owned by his uncle Ian, a world-famous psychiatrist and the world’s worst punster. So Iggy stays home to write, and Seymour and Olive set off for Scotland --- each with a secret.