“What was that?” whispered Alley.
“Did you hear those strange sounds,
like the screeching of owls or the baying of hounds?”
But it was just the wind moaning in the dark of the night,
it was spooky and scary and it gave them a fright.
They shivered and shook at the creaking of doors,
rain tapping on windows like skeleton claws.
They huddled together safe under the covers,
there was Alley aged nine and her two little brothers.
Then dark clouds rolled in and the moon disappeared,
something creepy might happen. Something terribly weird.
They switched on their torch and a glimmer of light
cut a path through the gloom as it lit up the night.
They looked at a map they’d made earlier that morning
for their midnight adventure. But could this be a warning?
They inched their way forward and crept to the door,
their mom fast asleep, from their dad...a loud snore!
Three young children plan a midnight adventure in their own home. What happens next is all in their imagination. They venture downstairs but unfortunately, the wind blows their front door shut behind them, leaving them trapped outside. Despite many attempts, they can't get back into their house. Fearing the worst, they are rescued by a friendly neighbour and his pet Jack Russell dog, and the neighbour turns out to be a very important person, rather than the dreadful ghoul they thought him to be. All's well that ends well, and the three brave children are helped back into their house by their neighbour. The following morning they discover they have not one, but two new pets, Buster, the neighbour's Jack Russell hound and his pal, a little frog called Kermit.
There are no scary ghosts in this book, just the imagination of three young children working overtime!