Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Dead Guys Talk

I just finished reading Dead Guys Talk by Barbara Joosse. A group of kids called the Scarface Detectives want to solve crimes. They get a mysterious note asking for help which leads them to a graveyard that is about to be replaced by a shopping mall.
Someone, possibly a dead neighbor, has asked them to help stop this event from happening. It is a nice shorter fiction book for second or third grade students wanting a mystery or ghost story. The dialogue is somewhat typical of kids with an occasional use of words such as pervert and scumbag which might make some adults uneasy. This would be a nice option for this season instead of a traditional Halloween or ghost story.

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