Thursday, December 28, 2017

Ghosts in the Old Attic

Ghosts in the Old Attic 

A Sam Cooper Adventure #6 

ebook, paperback

by Max Elliot Anderson (Author),‎ Anna O'Brien (Illustrator)

  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1944430997
  • Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing Inc
  • Publication Date: February 27, 2017

Sam Cooper is about to get the surprise of his life. His parents plan to leave Harper’s Inlet and move to Louisiana, where they will open a bed and breakfast.

When the family arrives, Sam’s cousins have some pretty wild-eyed stories to tell about a “haunted” mansion nearby. He and his cousins begin exploring the creepy place. Where were those noises coming from and the strange lights at night? There is also a rumor that the reason this place is “haunted” is because there is buried treasure hidden someplace. 

As the cousins are investigating, Sam’s parents have been looking for an available property they can afford.

Sam was in for another surprise when he found out about the rundown mansion his parents finally chose to buy. Who is trying to discourage them from moving in and why?

Will the family be able to open the bed and breakfast before it’s too late, or will they lose all their money?

The books in the series are:

Lost Island's Smugglers
Captain Jack's Treasure
River Rampage
This Property is Condemned
At the Buzzer
Ghosts in the Old Attic

My thoughts: GHOSTS IN THE OLD ATTIC is the sixth book in Mr. Anderson's tween boys series, but it stands alone. I read all the books in it except two. Mr. Anderson was the author that helped my youngest son to enjoy reading and even though he writes mainly for reluctant boy readers, girls enjoy his books and my reluctant reader youngest daughter is engaged by his books. 

GHOSTS IN THE OLD ATTIC started slow, but picked up. I figured there was a mystery in there somewhere and there was. I liked the ending, and didn't find the book particularly scary (though a tween might). There are a lot of ghost stories included (which definitely appeal to tween boys) and of course a possible buried treasure ... sure things that will appeal to the reluctant male tween reader on your list. 

I received a copy free. All opinions are my own.  

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Max Elliot Anderson is a new author to me, but glad to know he draws young boys to reading.

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