Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Young Adult Fiction. Bilingual Edition. Do you believe in ghosts? Well, Elena Padilla's father didn't, and that's a shame, because his disbelief ends up making Elena a very sick girl. In his classic bilingual style, Joe Hayes tells the story of Elena's ghost fever. The story starts in an old rundown house in a dusty little town in Arizona. Nobody in their right mind will rent that house because--well, a ghost haunts it. The landlord can't even rent it out for free! That is, not until foolish old Frank Padilla comes along thinking he can save some money. Lucky for Elena that her grandmother knows all about the mysterious ways of ghosts. With her grandmother's help and advice, Elena solves the mystery of the ghost girl, recuperates from her ghost fever and, in the process, learns a valuable lesson about life.
In his classic bilingual style, Joe tells the story of a haunted house in a poor little town in Arizona. Even when the landlord offers free rent, nobody moves in because they know a ghost lives there. 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. She helps her solve the mystery of the “ghost on the roof” while Elena learns a very important lesson about life.
Kids love ghost stories. This bilingual chapter book will scare the socks off of them.
About the Author
Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he learned Spanish from his classmates. As he got older, Joe began gathering old stories from the Southwest. Joe has earned a distinctive role as a bilingual storyteller. Mona Pennypacker is an artist and illustrator. This is her first book collaborating with her mother Vicki Trego Hill.