13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

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University of Alabama Press, Aug 30, 1987 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 120 pages
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Jeffrey is the mischievous 'something' that has headquarters in the Windham home in Selma. He first made his presence known in October l966, and since then he has continued, at irregular and infrequent intervals, to clump down the hall, slam doors, rock in a chair, frighten the family cat (now deceased--through no fault of Jeffrey), move heavy pieces of furniture, cause electronic equipment to malfunction, and hide objects.He frequently accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and tales of Jeffrey's antics are widely recounted. 'Nobody has ever been afraid of Jeffrey.' Mrs. Windham says. 'He is very convenient to have--we blame everything that goes awry on him. His only purpose for existing (if that word is proper) is to prod me into collecting and preserving 'true' ghost stories from throughout the South.'

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I remember reading this in grade school! Growing up in Alabama, we all thought this was the coolest book back in fifth grade. I remember we all took turns checking it out of the library! I wished I stilled in Alabama and could of shared this book with my kids. Read full review

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It was neat to read a book about the "ghosts" that still reside in Alabama. It would be even more interesting to visit those places. Oooohhhh....scary! Read full review


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Kathryn Tucker Windham (d. 2011) grew up in Thomasville, Alabama, the youngest child in a large family of storytellers. A Selma resident, Mrs. Windham was a freelance writer, collected folklore, and photographed the changing scenes of her native South. She was a nationally recognized storyteller and a frequent commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."

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