There's a Dead Person Following My Sister Around

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Harcourt Brace, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 143 pages
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When Ted's five-year-old sister, Vicki, invents an imaginary friend, no one is too concerned . . . except that Vicki's friend has the never-popular name of Marella, and unlike most imaginary friends, Marella can move things. Ted might think Marella is a ghost, but why would a ghost haunt Vicki, of all people? And why would she suddenly move into a house Ted's family has lived in for ages? And why is Marella terrified of another ghost, a dark figure who seems to be hunting Ted? Hilarious, haunting, and unexpectedly moving, There's a Dead Person Following My Sister Around is Vivian Vande Velde at her frightening best.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Ok, here's the deal. I'm such a fan of Vande Velde's fairy tales that I'm reading her ghost stories, too, even though I'm not such a fan of that genre. This is a ghost story like none I've read before ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Ted is just trying to get through fifth grade, but his younger sister's imaginary friend starts making that difficult. It was bad enough when Vicki pretended "Marella" was sitting in chairs and ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent, User Unfriendly, All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories, Three Good Deeds, Now You See It ... , and the Edgar Award-winning Never Trust a Dead Man . She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at www.vivianvandevelde.com.

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