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Paquette, Ammi-Joan.
New York : Walker Childrens, 2013
IL 5-8, RL 5.3
ISBN 0802734545

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Who knew that when you died there would be so many rules that you would still have to follow?  Or that there was a Ghouncil that watched your every move?  Dahlia had no idea because fifty years ago, when she died, a piece of lost paperwork prevented her from crossing over, and she has been haunting her abandoned childhood home ever since. Now Mrs. Tibbs, a Liberator from the other side, shows up to teach Dahlia all things “ghostly” and help her find her way.  Meanwhile, a family has moved into the home to get it ready to be sold at auction, and the town councilman has hired a ghost hunter, disguised as a handyman, to capture and dispose of all the ghosts there.  Can Dahlia solve the mystery of her death and what has kept her anchored to this place?  Will she break the rules and ask for help from the family that has moved into the house?  Read this funny and touching, story by A.J. Paquette to find out!   (Prepared by:   Michelle Woodyard, Rosewood Elementary, South Carolina Children's Books Award Nominee, 2016)

SUBJECTS:     Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Ghost stories.
                        Ghosts -- Fiction.
                        Haunted houses -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.
                        Mystery fiction.

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