Christian Jones Arnook and his mother return to Alaska to gather their belongings before moving permanently into the manor house they just inherited in Indiana. But they do not make the trip alone. They are joined by Jeremiah, Christianís thrice-great grandfather who just happens to be a ghost only Christian can see. When a 150 year old ghost is exposed to the 21st century, both scary and funny things take place. Is it possible for a ghost to become more than a mere vaporous vision? Christian seems to think so. Not long after arriving in Alaska, Jeremiah is tormented by a voice on the wind. Soon Christian begins to hear it, too. Is there another ghost? If so, what does it want? And what magic does the old Union soldier's hat hold?
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"Roberta Hoffer has written her Stonebridge Ghost Tales series for 8 to 12-year-olds, and THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTHis the second book in the series. Ten-year-old Christian can see and hear the friendly ghost of his great-great-great-grandfather, Jeremiah, whom he met at his relative's large, old manor home in Indiana. Jeremiah was a soldier who died in the Civil War. His task now is to keep Christian (and his mother) safe. Before they can begin living in the inherited house, Christian and his mom have to fly back to Alaska where their current home needs to be sold and Christian must return to his school and face the bullies. Jeremiah has a special bond with Christian and this seems to enable him to acquire some life-like qualities whilst keeping his useful ghostly talents for invisibility and flying. Jeremiah uses his skills to help Christian stand up to the bullies and tracks down the ghost of his grandfather too. Christianís mother must learn the truth about the mysterious ghosts before they can all return to live together in Indiana. For children who love friendly ghost tales, this story will be intriguing and enjoyable. The start of each chapter has a simple illustration by Madison Gaines. Written in first person, with Christian telling the story, the short chapters and writing style are aimed perfectly at young readers. There are plenty of funny moments in the story where Christian tries, at first, to keep the existence of Jeremiah a secret from his increasingly suspicious mom. There is adventure too, when Jeremiah flies Christian to the top of Mount Baker. And who wouldnít want a ghost to help with getting homework done? I loved the way Jeremiah uses his ghostly abilities to help Christian and his friends deal with the bullies. Roberta Hofferís THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTHis a gentle and warm tale with a lovely message about friendship, courage, and family love." ~ Reviewed by Hilary Hawkes for Readersí Favorite [FIVE STARS]
"Christian Jones Arnook and his mom Allison are headed home to Alaska to pack up their belongings so that they can begin their new life in Indiana. Christian wants his new best friend,Jeremiah Andrew Jones, his triple great grandfather, who just happens to be a ghost to come along with him on the trip. Jeremiah is in for plenty of adventure as he encounters all sorts of new experiences on the trip. When they arrive in Alaska Jeremiah starts hearing a voice in the wind and it seems to be drawing him to Allison's old home place. What waits for him and Christian when they finally investigate? THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH by Roberta Hoffer picks up right were the first book left off. To say that Christian has an unusual family is an understatement! The story of his unusual family and the ties to the Civil War really made this a wonderful read for me, but honestly Christian is a character that boys and girls will relate to. He is a typical boy who is dreading leaving Alaska and his friends behind, but he is also looking forward to beginning fifth grade in Indiana. He has to deal with bullies, homework, the fact that he misses his dad, along with moving away and leaving his friends behind. It was interesting to see how Jeremiah handled all the new things that came his way, and the way that he dealt with the bullies was great! Ms. Hoffer vividly paints a story that pulls the reader in, making them feel like they are actually part of the adventures that take place in the story. From beginning to end the plot never drags,and speaking of ends, Jeremiah reveals something in the final pages that leaves this reader quite anxious for the next installment in The Stonebridge Ghost Tales! A good clean read that will certainly appeal to young readers, but honestly older readers will find themselves drawn into this story as well! I can only hope that Roberta Hoffer is busy writing the next book in this exciting series!" ~ reviewed by Brenda Casto for WV Stitcher [FIVE STARS]
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