"The Mystery of the Runaway Ghost”

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In the spirit of Halloween, we at OutlooK-12 are proud to present “The World’s Spookiest Booklist” courtesy of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). The largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States, RIF’s mission is “to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.”

“The Mystery of the Runaway Ghost” by Gertrude Chandler Warner                                       Illustrated by Hodges Soileau ISBN-13: 978-0807555514 Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny of “The Boxcar Children Mysteries” book series visit an old farmhouse and learn the legend behind a painting there.  Long ago when a traveling artist painted a scene from the farm, he saw something that shouldn’t have been there.  Did the artist see a ghost?  And now the owner of the house has discovered a series of riddles and clues that the children must work hard to solve.