Dying to Meet You (Anglais) Broché – 6 septembre 2010
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"Kate Klise fleshes out the plot with back stories on the house, Seymour’s catastrophic, absent parents and Olive’s haunting of the house. Suspense intrudes when Seymour’s parents reappear and decide to demolish it. Everywhere they look, readers will find comedy, even in the headers on the letters and character names. Of course it’s all going to come out magnificently in the end, thereby setting up the next book in the planned series. A quirky, comedic romp."--Kirkus
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Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road hoping to find some peace and quiet so he can crack a wicked case of writer's block. But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied by eleven-year-old Seymour, his cat Shadow, and an irritable ghost named Olive. It's hard to say who is more outraged. But a grumpy old ghost just might inspire this grumpy old man--and the abandoned kid? Well, let's just say his last name's Hope.
Sisters Kate and M. Sarah Klise, the creators of the award-winning Regarding the . . . series, offer up this debut volume in a clever epistolary series told in letters, drawings, newspaper articles, a work-in-progress manuscript, and even an occasional tombstone engraving.
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With the noise, his writer's block, and the late night goings-on throughout the house disrupting him, Ignatius is having a hard time finishing his book. A non-believer in ghosts, he instead believes that it is the boy who is making all of the noise and threatens to kick him out.
With his parents nowhere to be found and his home at stake, Seymour is determined to show the cranky writer that he is not a disruptive influence and that ghosts really do exist. With the help of his ghost friend, Olive C. Spence, they'll fight to break down the walls of Ignatius' disbelief. Will they succeed? And will Ignatius ever finish his book?
A humorous tale filled with adventure and a grumpy but lovable ghost. The story is entertaining and unique. The characters are memorable, likable, and well-developed. Readers who like ghost stories, realistic fiction, and adventure will enjoy reading DYING TO MEET YOU.
Reviewed by: Kira M
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The story itself is told through a series of letters exchanged between the various main characters. The book is delightfully illustrated with sketches, newspaper reports, notes etc. This is a fast-paced, easy and fun read, and hopefully the first installment in a series. The Klise sisters are immensely talented and I look forward to their future collaborative works.
When I moved into your house, I thought I'd made a terrible mistake. The last thing I wanted was an 11-year-old boy and his cat to babysit for the summer.
But Olive, you showed me what it means to care for someone again...."
This book had me at the cover. I couldn't resist the whimsical drawing of the haunted old house or the character standing in front of it dressed in a plaid coat with a messenger bag draped across his shoulder. His name is Ignatius B. Grumply. He is a writer with a "wicked case of writer's block". He has rented the house at number 43 for the summer to work on a long overdue novel.
Ignatius doesn't count on the house being occupied by Seymour, his cat, Shadow and a resident ghost, Olive. Will Seymour drive Ignatius crazy? Will Olive scare him out of the house? Will the novel ever get written?
Kate and Sarah Klise have written and illustrated a wonderful story told in letters, drawings and newspaper articles. On the surface, it's a children's book about a haunted house and the people who inhabit it. On a deeper level, it's a story of three lonely people and how they connect to themselves and, each other.
I loved this book. Good news - there are two more in the series and book four comes out in May of 2012!!
This is the first book of their newest series, I hope the rest of it comes out on paper back so I can read it but might just give up and buy the hardbacks, anyways this was a very enjoyable read too.
It's about a writter that has had writers block for 20 years and needs somewhere quite to work, he picks a rental home to rent for the summer, little did he know what he signed up for. The home already had a child and a cat living there, but since he did not read his rental agreement and he's flat broke, he is stuck there. Also along with that there is a ghost in the house too!
How will he write his newest book with all these distractions? Well I'll let you read for yourself.
Very enjoyable, took me about 2 hours to read. I would highly recommend it to the recommend age group and older.
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