When Jon starts boarding school in Salisbury, England, malicious ghosts haunt him. With new friend Ella, he calls on the trustworthy ghost of Sir Longspee, sworn to help those in need. Elliot Hill’s narration captures the quiet humor that leavens the suspense of this ghost story, a perfect choice for middle-grade fans of knights and castles. (10-14)
Mary O'Hara, 12, thinks her great-grandmother is a new neighbor, but Tansy, dead since age 25 from influenza, is a ghost ready to be with her dying daughter, Ember, Mary’s beloved Granny. Those three and Mary’s mother, Scarlett, take an intergenerational midnight journey before their final parting.
An original musical score and sound effects enhance Jonathan Davis’s grave, confiding voice in this account of a young boy who moves to a small coastal village and realizes that something is wrong with his new home. When he and his sister befriend a local boy, the boy reveals their eerie connection to a nearby shipwreck and a sinister secret that threatens their lives.