Synopses & Reviews
In his classic bilingual style, Joe tells the story of a haunted house in a poor little town in Arizona. Nobody will rent that house because they know a ghost lives there. So the landlord tries to rents it out for free. Still nobody will rent it. That is, until Elena’s father rents it. He doesn’t believe in ghosts. Lucky for Elena that her grandmother knows all about the ways of ghosts. Elena, with the help of her grandmother, resolves the mystery of “ghost fever”—and learns a lesson about life.
Joe Hayes, who lives in Santa Fe, is an award-winning storyteller renowned especially for his stories in Spanish and English.
Fiction. In his classic bilingual style, Hayes weaves a spooky story set in a poor little town in Arizona. Because everyone believes a local house to be full of ghosts, it continues to sit empty-- no matter how low the landlord drops the rent. Only when a young girl named Elena moves into the house does the haunting finally come to a climax. With the help of her grandmother's mystic knowledge and despite her father's insistence that ghosts do not exist, Elena is destined to discover the truth about GHOST FEVER and about herself.
In his classic bilingual style, Hayes tells the story of a haunted house in a poor Arizona town that no one will rent--until Elena's father, who doesn't believe in ghosts, moves in. With the help of her grandmother, Elena resolves the mystery of "ghost fever."
What middle-grade readers love--a ghost story to chill their bones. And this one is bilingual!
About the Author
Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers-a nationally recognized teller of tales from the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures. His bilingual Spanish-English tellings have earned him a distinctive place among America's storytellers. His bilingual books are used in schools all over the United States. For twenty-six summers Joe has been the resident storyteller at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe. He has shared stories in over 3,000 schools and spoken at educational conferences throughout the country. He has appeared at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, and one of his tales was chosen for the book Best Loved Stories Told At The National Storytelling Festival. His first book, The Day It Snowed Tortillas, was published in 1982. It is a collection of some of Joe's favorite Hispanic stories from New Mexico, and has become a regional classic.