|a43 Old Cemetery Road 2: my dead body / |cKate Klise ; illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
|aBoston : |bHarcourt, |c2009
|a116 p. : |bill. ; |c19 cm.
|a43 Old Cemetery Road ; |vbk. 2
|aIn this story told mostly through letters, busybody Dick Tater tries to ban Halloween and ghost stories, as well as to break up the popular writing team of I. B. Grumply, ghost Olive C. Spence, and eleven-year-old illustrator Seymour Hope
The International Movement for the Safety & Protection Of Our Kids & Youth (IMSPOOKY) dictates that Seymour cannot live in the mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road "without the benefit of parents." Ignatius B. Grumply tries to explain to Dick Tater, the head of IMSPOOKY, that he and Seymour are in a lovely living (and publishing!) arrangement with the ghost of Olive C. Spence. Dick Tater is not convinced. But this clever trio can’t be broken up as easily as he imagines . . .This companion to Dying to Meet You, the first book in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, is another spooky tale told in letters, drawings, newspaper articles, and television scripts.
KATE KLISE and M. SARAH KLISE are well known for creating well-loved graphically illustrated novels for children. They’ve also collaborated on several picture books and a number of popular middle grade novels. Kate, who is a correspondent for People magazine, lives in Norwood, Missouri. Sarah, who is an art teacher, lives in Berkeley, California.www.kateandsarahklise.com