The Ghost Behind the Wall

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), Apr 1, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Award-winning author Melvin Burgess's thrilling new ghost story for younger readers.

David screamed and the ghostly boy opened his mouth and screamed back. But his scream wasn't the scream of a child—it was the scream of an old, old man.
"Come back, come back," screamed the ghost in his cracked old voice. "Don't leave me. Don't go!"

Twelve-year-old David lives with his dad in a big old apartment building called Mahogany Villas. When he discovers he can climb through the vent pipes in the building and get into other apartments and play tricks on people, he simply can't resist.

His main victim is Robert Alveston, a forgetful man in his nineties who is afraid that he is losing his mind. But David's nasty pranks soon disturb more than his elderly neighbor. One day he comes face-to-face with a ghost, at first friendly but more and more terrifying as it becomes clear that he has a particular grudge against Mr Alveston. Soon both the old man and David are in great danger.

 

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Contents

Mahogany Villas
Exploring the Ducts
Mr Alveston
Getting
Mr Alvestons Apartment
The Social Worker
A Conversation with the Ghost
The Quick Mind of Sis Parkinson
The Second Ghost
Trapped 11 Fnends
The Closed Door
The Ghost and Mr Alveston
Glossary
Praise for Other Books by Melvin Burgess About the Author Copyright
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Melvin Burgess has written several highly acclaimed books for young adults, including Smack, which won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Four of his other novels, including this one, have been runners-up for the Carnegie Medal. Mr. Burgess lives in Manchester, England, with his wife and their children.

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