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  • SubGenre:Fantasy / General
  • Age Range (years):13 and up
  • Language:English
  • Pages:114
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781631929779

Ezekiel's Bones

by Susan Daniels Adams

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Once upon a time there was a boy named Curtis Nimrod, a ghost named Ezekiel Specter, and a girl named Rose Flowers. The boy lived only in the woods, the ghost lived only in town, and the girl lived only with her grandmother. The boy lived only in the woods, because the ghost was his enemy. But one day the ghost met the girl, and liked her so much that he followed her home, right next door to the boy in the woods. At first the boy was afraid, but he bravely watched the ghost and girl, and then bravely became their friends, and then bravely went to town. So no longer did the boy live only in the woods, and the ghost live only in town, and the girl live only with her grandmother. And they all lived happily ever after. Written and illustrated with love for their grandchildren, Susan Daniels Adams and Debborah Lee King Nye have created a sweet and funny story full of friendship and wisdom for the pre-teen crowd. Set in a modern small town, the story began over a hundred years ago when Noah Nimrod pushed Ezekiel into the river... and Ezekiel couldn't swim. And ever since, Ezekiel has been haunting Nimrods. But that's all about to change, with the help of Ezekiel's bones.
Set in a picturesque valley, the town of Riverton is an ideal place to live, unless you're a Nimrod. If you're a Nimrod, you live in the hills or flee the valley, because the Nimrod Ghost has been haunting the Nimrods for over a hundred years. It all started when the orphan Ezekiel sat on the Riverton bridge, reading a book. Noah Nimrod pushed him into the river, for no other reason than Ezekiel could read, and Noah couldn't. Unfortunately, Ezekiel couldn't swim... and drowned. Ezekiel was so angry at Noah that his ghost followed Noah around town, yelling at him, until Noah was old enough to move into the hills. And that's where the Nimrods stayed, because Ezekiel stayed in town, ready to haunt any Nimrod who dared set foot in Riverton. But one day this changes when recently-turned-ten Rose Flowers sits on a Riverton bench reading a library book, and happens to notice Ezekiel reading over her shoulder. Ezekiel, tired of being alone and delighted that someone other than a Nimrod can see and hear him, figures out a way to follow Rose home. Unfortunately, home is right next door the the Nimrods, and Curtis Nimrod is not pleased with his new neighbor. But over the summer, and unlikely trio of friendship develops between a ghost, a girl, and a boy.
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