Thursday, July 8, 2010

It Creeps!

It Creeps!
Ghost Detectors #1
by Dotti Enderle
ill. by Howard McWilliam
Intermediate Mystery/Adventure
79 pages
Edina, Minn. : Magic Wagon, c2010

Malcolm is your typical young nerdy inventor. He has turned the family basement into his laboratory complete with chemistry set and lingering smell of a stink bomb. Malcolm loves getting magazines in the mail, but not for their enlightening articles. He flips straight to the advertisements in the back to see what strange contraptions he can order through the mail. Sometimes he is disappointed with his purchases, but that all changes with one particular package. The arrival of the Ecto-Handheld-Automatic-Heat-Sensitive-Laser-Enhanced Specter Detector (for serious Ghost Hunters Only) is the BEST thing he has ever received! Now he just has to find the perfect place to do some ghost-hunting. The McBleaky House is perfect: gray, gloomy and overgrown. Reluctantly helped by his best friend Dandy, he waits until nightfall to test his Specter Detector. The results are hair-raising, spine-tingling and pretty funny too! The Ghost Detectors is a fun new series for readers who are just starting to read chapter books and like things a just a tad spooky.

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