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Poblocki, Dan.


New York : Scholastic, 2012

IL 3-6, RL 4.9

ISBN 0545402689

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Neil and his older sister Bree are sent live with their aunts for a while while his parents “sort things out.” He meets Wesley, a boy his age, who tells him rumors about Graylock Hall - the abandoned asylum in town - that it’s haunted by the ghosts of several young patients who died under mysterious circumstances, murdered by one of the Nurses who worked there. Awesome -- Exploring Graylock Hall will be the perfect way to spend his summer because Neil is an avid fan of the Ghostly Investigator TV show.

Neil, Bree, Wesley and Wesley’s brother Eric band together to visit Graylock and strange things start to happen..especially in Room 13. Their camera stops working. Their flashlight suddenly dies. Bree is overcome with a strange sleepiness in Room 13...Neil thinks he sees a ghostly it murderous Nurse Janet?

When they return home, Nick and Bree can’t explain the strange events that seem to have followed them back...mysterious puddles of lake water, ghostly images of a young girl...the nightmares...Someone is trying to tell them something, but who? And what is their message?   (New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Book Award, 2014)

Booktalk #2

Everyone has heard the tales of Graylock Hall, but Neil Cady is the new kid in town and wants to see Graylock for himself. Should he go there or just take the word of the local residents who have lived there a long time? Armed with his camera, flashlight, and his best buddy to back him up, he decides to see for himself. Will he find the secrets of the dark and decrepit asylum or will those secrets come home to haunt him? Who knows; you might be reading and turning pages deep into the dead of night!!!!!!! If you want to find out all the scary, suspenseful and surprising things about Graylock Hall you will have to read The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki.  (South Carolina Junior Book Award nominee 2015,  Prepared by: Linda Estridge, New Heights Middle School,

SUBJECTS:      Haunted places -- Fiction.

                        Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction.

                        Ghosts -- Fiction.

                        Ghost stories.


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