Synopses & Reviews
In this fifth volume from 43 Old Cemetery Road, the trio at Spence Mansion leaves Ghastly for Hollywood, California . . . and for a shot at stardom! The film producer Moe Block Busters wants to make the 43 Old Cemetery Road story into a movieand#8212;and he promises it will be a sure-fire hit! Lured by the lights of Tinseltown, Ignatius B. Grumply, Olive C. Spence, and Seymour Hope pack their suitcases. But when they arrive in Hollywood, Olive has a sure-fire fit when she discovers how quickly fame changes Iggy and Seymour. Even worse, Olive has been written out of the script! and#8220;Little old lady ghosts are so yesterday,and#8221; says Moe. and#8220;What America wants is a terrifying ghost named Evilo.and#8221; Well, if itand#8217;s Evilo they want, itand#8217;s Evilo theyand#8217;ll get. And Olive knows just the femme fatale to help her scare Hollywoodand#8217;s most despicable director half to death.
"Another winner for this inventive series."
Here's the fourth book in the hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which is a Kirkus Reviews
Best Continuing Series."[E]ngaging and real, often laugh-out-loud funny....," raved Kirkus
in a starred review.
Everyone's favorite neurotic second grader is back, in the most touching Alvin Ho book to date. Alvin is facing something truly scary: the idea that someone he loves might die. When Alvin's GungGung loses his best friend, Alvin (gulp) volunteers to go with him to the funeral. Lenore Look and LeUyen Pham touch on a more serious subject in this Alvin book, but it's still filled with the same humor and laugh-out-loud antics fans have come to expect from the series.
Here's the fourth book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers.
Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of everything, is facing something truly scary: the idea that someone he loves might die. When Alvin's GungGung loses his best friend, Alvin (gulp) volunteers to go with him to the funeral.
From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.
“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday
“Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post
The fifth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's 43 Old Cemetery Road series is a lighthearted gothic epistolary novel told through letters, newspaper articles, transcripts, and drawings, in which the trio at Spence Mansion get an exciting offerand#8212;from Hollywood!
About the Author
LENORE LOOK is the author of the popular Alvin Ho series; in a starred review Kirkus
called Alvin "refreshingly original [and] endearing." Lenore is also the author of several acclaimed picture books, including Polka Dot Penguin Pottery,
and Henry's First-Moon Birthday
and Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding,
both of which received three starred reviews and were named ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Books.
LEUYEN PHAM is the illustrator of The Best Birthday Party Ever; Lenore Look's acclaimed Alvin Ho series; Kelly Dipucchio's Grace for President, a New York Times bestselling book; and Julianne Moore's Freckleface Strawberry series. She is the author and illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister. Visit her at leuyenpham.com.