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published: Feb 2005
ISBN:9781553377092
publisher: Kids Can Press

Walking with the Dead

by L.M. Falcone

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horror & ghost stories
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list price: $8.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: Feb 2005
ISBN:9781553377092
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

In this frightfully funny novel by L. M. Falcone, Alex's father brings home an ancient Greek corpse as an exhibit for Oddities, the weird museum in their basement. After Alex peeks in the coffin, he starts having crazy dreams, gets struck by lightning and falls through a door into the night sky. Then things take a turn for the seriously weird when, after more than 2000 years, the corpse wakes up! This lively cadaver needs help, so big-hearted Alex and his sidekick, Freddie, find themselves on a mission to the world of the dead. They dodge monsters, three-headed dogs, gorgons with snakes for hair -- and much worse -- all in an attempt to help a lost soul in serious trouble. How in Hades will the boys ever get home again?

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Winner, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Runner-up, Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award
  • Winner, Diamond Willow Award
  • Winner, YA Top Forty Fiction, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
Editorial Reviews

The suspenseful journey through the netherworld is enlivened by welcome humor, and there is also a quiet message about personal responsibility and courage.


Walking with the Dead is a page-turning thriller for readers who like their stories to unfold at lightning speed ...

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Walking with the Dead

Alex’s father brings home an ancient Greek corpse as an exhibit for the Oddities museum in their basement. But things take a turn for the seriously weird when the corpse wakes up!

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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