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The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe (Picture Puffins)

by Tony Johnston

Paperback, 32 pages

Published by Puffin Books (1999-09-01)

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Nicholas Greebe comes back to haunt a quiet New England farmhouse after a little dog accidentally unearths one of his bones, and Greebe makes his ghostly existence known until all his bones are back together again. Reprint.

One Potato Review

Will this give you nightmares? Hard to say, but it’s a pretty good place to begin if you are fascinated (and repelled and then fascinated) by scary stories. There’s some history here too - a haunting begins in Colonial Massachusetts, a bone makes its way to the Polar North on a whaler - still you are more likely to carry away, and to endlessly remember, the moaning, perennial, occasionally party-stopping song of old Greebe:

“Forevermore
I quest, I quest
till all my bones
together rest.”
   

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