The Boy Who Lived with Ghosts

The Boy Who Lived with Ghosts
Title The Boy Who Lived with Ghosts PDF eBook
Author John Mitchell
Pages 438
Release 2013-07-01
ISBN 9780615793207

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A disturbing though often hilarious memoir, told uniquely through the eyes of a young child. This is a coming-of-age story of a boy, growing up in 1960s England. As shocking as it is, this is a story of survival and a boy's desperate attempts to save his mother from the madness and the horror. "Mitchell's overview of then rundown Portsmouth, England in the 1960s shocks as he deftly bypasses all the clichéd elements of the 60s via gruesome images of destitution, a cast of unbelievably crazy misfits and the smells, local language, and music of a bleak and impoverished part of England. It's a wakeup call that not everyone experienced the 'summers of love.' The most amazing aspect of the book is his ability to re-capture his own voice at ages 5, 7, 8 and 13. John Mitchell's debut memoir dazzles. It's original, clever, and amid all the horror, funny." -- IndieReader "The title suggests a ghost story, but a boy witnessing firsthand the onset and evolution of a mental breakdown is as bloodcurdling as anything supernatural, perhaps more so. A startling, sometimes-chilling tale of mental illness and familial abuse." -- Kirkus Reviews "The Boy who Lived with Ghosts is a brilliant read. John's story triggered a lot of emotions for me when I was reading and it brought me close to tears...I think it's simply brilliant, I am going to recommend this book to you because it offers an insight into John's heart-breaking childhood which will make you appreciate all that you have a lot more, The Boy who Lived with Ghosts is definitely a worthwhile read." -- Online Book Club

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
Title Ghost Boy PDF eBook
Author Martin Pistorius
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Pages 289
Release 2013-11-19
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 1400205840

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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
Title Ghost Boys PDF eBook
Author Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages 145
Release 2018-04-17
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0316262250

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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.


Title Leo PDF eBook
Author Mac Barnett
Publisher Chronicle Books
Pages 40
Release 2015-08-25
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1452139555

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“A fearful ghost, a take-charge girl, an interracial friendship, and a tale in which fear is . . . sweetly tied to positive qualities of imagination.” —The New York Times You would like being friends with Leo. He likes to draw, he makes delicious snacks, and most people can't even see him. Because Leo is also a ghost. When a new family moves into his home and Leo's efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. That is how he meets Jane, a kid with a tremendous imagination and an open position for a worthy knight. That is how Leo and Jane become friends. And that is when their adventures begin. This charming tale of friendship—from two of the best young minds in picture books: the author of the Caldecott Honor–winning Extra Yarn and the illustrator of the Bologna Ragazzi Award–winning Josephine—is destined to become a modern classic that will delight readers for years to come. “Enchanting.” —The Washington Post “A whimsical tale from Barnett aptly accompanied by enthralling artwork by Robinson.” —School Library Journal, starred review “A tender, touching story of friendship and the power of imagination.” —Booklist, starred review “Warm and wise.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “This deceptively simple story examines deep themes of perception and truth, friendship and loyalty.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review “A pleasure to read aloud.” —Wall Street Journal “There is nothing spooky about this moving story of friendship, acceptance, and belonging.” —Boston Globe A New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

Christina's Ghost

Christina's Ghost
Title Christina's Ghost PDF eBook
Author Betty Ren Wright
Publisher Holiday House
Pages 149
Release 2012-05-15
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0823426831

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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.

Don't Call Them Ghosts

Don't Call Them Ghosts
Title Don't Call Them Ghosts PDF eBook
Author Kathleen McConnell
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
Pages 268
Release 2004
Genre Ghosts
ISBN 9780738705330

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"What's wrong, Mommy?" Even a five-year-old could tell something was wrong. There she was-the same little girl I had seen years ago. She was standing at the front window of Duncan's nursery, holding the rag doll from the old toy box in the attic, silently saying, "It's me, it's me..." A true ghost story that will give you chills and warm your heart In 1971, Kathleen McConnell and her family moved into a historic home known as the Fontaine Manse. Two days after moving in, she and her husband had an extraordinary experience that left them with no doubt that unseen residents occupied the house, too. This is the true story of how Kathleen McConnell came to know and care for the spirit children who lived in the attic of the mansion-Angel Girl, Buddy, and The Baby. From playing ball with Kathleen, to saving her son Duncan from drowning, the spirit children became part of the McConnell family in ways big and small. Finally, a heart-wrenching decision triggered an unexpected and dramatic resolution to the spirit children's plight. Don't Call Them Ghosts is the inspiring story of the transcendent and lasting power of a mother's love.

Something Upstairs

Something Upstairs
Title Something Upstairs PDF eBook
Author Avi
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Pages 148
Release 2010-07
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0545214912

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When he moves from Los Angeles 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.