Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Haunted Serpent by Dora M. Mitchell

The Haunted Serpent 
by Dora M. Mitchell
Published June 5, 2018
Sterling Children's Books
234 pages
Middle Grade Fiction
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
Spaulding Meriwether, Thedgeroot Middle School's new resident weirdo and son of questionable television ghost hunters, just wants to fit in. But after a revenant chases him through the woods, Spaulding suspects there’s something afoot in Thedgeroot. (At least he thinks it’s a foot. Maybe it was a hand. It’s hard to tell when you’re running away.)
Then he notices the chimneys of the abandoned factory at the edge of town puffing smoke—and his dead next-door neighbor materializes, along with David, the missing pet boa constrictor that supposedly ate him. Spaulding can’t help wondering if these strange happenings have anything to do with his undead friends in the forest. Of course, Spaulding just has to investigate—but he may be biting off more than he can chew.

My Thoughts
Just in time for Halloween, a fun middle grade mystery! The characters are interesting and the story line will have students trying to solve the mystery right along Spaulding and his friends. The book is spooky without being too scary, and who doesn't want to read a book with a giant snake, a grumpy ghost-man and an exciting adventure! 
There are illustrations sprinkled throughout that readers will enjoy. I would recommend adding this fast-paced mystery to your collection! 

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Monday, October 8, 2018

It's Monday, October 8, 2018

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