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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5U4.915073

Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road hoping to find some peace and quiet so he can crack a wicked case of writer’s block. But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied by eleven-year-old Seymour, his cat Shadow, and an irritable ghost named Olive. It’s hard to say who is more outraged. But a grumpy old ghost just might inspire this grumpy old man—and the abandoned kid? Well, let's just say his last name's Hope.

Sisters Kate and M. Sarah Klise, the creators of the award-winning Regarding the . . . series, offer up this volume in a clever epistolary series told in letters, drawings, newspaper articles, a work-in-progress manuscript, and even an occasional tombstone engraving.

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on April 6, 2009 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0152057277
ISBN-13: 9780152057275
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  • pizzagirl7
    pizzagirl7Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:19 am55 stars
    Is book about a lot people.Ignatius b. Grumply is a auther and he is having a hard time writing his book but he is trying very hard to write it any ways he moved into 43 old cemetery road . For some peace and quiet for his book writing .it was creepy when he went to the third floor and there was a little boy sitting on the bed😃 this was such a cool great book I can't wait to get the next book at my library.I recommend this book to 10+ and I rate this book 5/5 stars. 😁 😁 -Pizzagirl7 😁 😁
    • joyjoy
      joyjoyThursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:12 pm55 stars
      I read it three times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • horse4evs
        horse4evsWednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:17 pm44 stars
        its really fun to read the book and i laughed alot
        • don't have oneSunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:42 pm
          best book in the world :)
          • hayleetaylor
            hayleetaylorMonday, September 4, 2017 at 11:00 am55 stars
            As well as all the others
            • tarynw
              tarynwThursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:42 pm
              The series is good, I'm on book 5 and 6.
              • souljj
                souljjWednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:48 am
                This is really good I hope read this book OMG !
                • lydia_swim
                  lydia_swimTuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:48 am
                  I think this book sounds good I hope I get to it I have so many books to read ahh!
                  • artpotato
                    artpotatoMonday, September 14, 2015 at 11:57 am
                    I really want to read this book and if anyone would tell me what they thought of it, I would love that.
                    • savannah12
                      savannah12Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8:58 am
                      i think this book will sound really good because i love horror and mystery