The Proof That Ghosts ExistBook - 2008
No one knows if it's a family curse, or just plain old bad luck, but it seems as if the Barnett males are prone to dropping dead on the day before they turn thirty-five. Luckily, Molly and Adams mom has a plan: a getaway to the familys low-stress, danger-free lakeside cottage. But even the best laid plans can go horribly wrong. First, Mom gets called into work and is forced to stay home. Then theres the fact that Mollys room has been turned into a storage space for her dead grandfathers creepy old desk and papers. Finally, theres the freak fall that leaves Molly and Adams dad with a badly twisted ankle. Everyone swears that the accident was Mollys faultthat she was screaming out for help as she swam in the lakebut she knows this isnt true. Things go from very bad to even worse when an odd nurse by the name of Reggie Crankshaft appears out of nowhere and offers his help. As Molly and Adam struggle to make sense of these strange events, and to keep their father safe, more questions than answers arise. What really happened down on the lake, and what was that strange white light that Molly saw just before her father fell? Who is Reggie Crankshaft and why is he so interested in their family? And whats up with the figure that both Molly and Adam see sitting at the old desk in Mollys rooma figure that bears a weird resemblance to their own dad? In The Proof That Ghosts Exist, the first installment of The Ghosthunters trilogy, Carol Matas and Perry Nodelman team up to deliver a rip-roaring ghost story complete with chills, thrills, mysteries, and more than a few laughs. Its a combination thats guaranteed to leave readers wanting more.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2008.
Branch Call Number: MATAS
Characteristics: 216 p.