What if there was a ghost in your brother's room?
This kid-friendly mystery about three friends who try to help a restless spirit find peace is perfect for fans of Under the Egg and The Book Scavenger.
It stinks that Danny's older brother moved out and went to college. But you know what's worse? He left behind an angry ghost in his room!
With the help of his friends Nat and Gus, Danny interviews everyone his Brooklyn neighborhood to find out about spirits. Is it an Arabian ghoul? A Korean gwishin? A Polish haunting? Maybe the answer lies with Danny's own bubbe and her tales of a dybbuk, a Jewish mythological ghost. Regardless of its origins, what does the spirit truly want? And can Danny manage to bring the phantom to rest?
"Gently scary with plenty of fun . . . absolutely delightful."
as your favorite video game
. I couldn't put it down." --ADAM GIDWITZ, New York Times
bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm
on Click Here to Start
"This is one adventure no gamer should miss
!" --GORDON KORMAN, New York Times
bestselling author of Restart
on Game Masters of Garden Place
Denis Markell has written all sorts of things, from sitcoms to off-Broadway musicals, but nothing has given him as much enjoyment or satisfaction as writing novels for kids--the puzzle-packed mystery Click Here to Start
and the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired adventure The Game Masters of Garden Place
. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, illustrator Melissa Iwai, and his son, Jamie. Although their apartment is not haunted, they suspect their Shiba Inu puppy, Nikki, might be demonically possessed. You can find Denis on Twitter at @DenisMarkell, and yes, he'd be happy to do a Skype author visit for your kid's class.
[An] affectionate tribute
to a richly diverse, close-knit Brooklyn neighborhood and its multigenerational residents.” —Publishers Weekly
“ A layered chille
r that is also a valentine to the story’s setting." —Booklist
"A diverse, interesting cast . . . hair-raising ghost stories
. . . to appeal to fans of comic spookiness
." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
PRAISE FOR CLICK HERE TO STARTA School Library Guild selection
An Amazon Best Books of the Month Selection
"In this clever
debut, Markell takes readers on a clue-filled adventure...[and] maintains an energetic, entertaining
balance of character-driven narrative and tricky challenges." —Publishers Weekly
"Highly entertaining...a well-paced read
with fully realized and likable characters...[and] should have strong appeal to gamers, fans of video game-based stories, and reluctant readers." —SLJ
"This book will appeal to a wide audience
. Readers who enjoyed Schreiber's Game Over, Pete Watson
will enjoy the video game component; fans of Fitzgerald's Under the Egg
will enjoy reading more about the Monuments Men; detective story aficionados will revel in the inclusion of The Maltese Falcon story. This is a great book to hand to just about any middle grade reader
." —YA Books Central
PRAISE FOR THE GAME MASTERS OF GARDEN PLACE
, and so much fun
!" —Wendy Mass, NYT
bestselling author of the Candymakers series
"A love letter to a legendary game." —Michael Northrop, NYT
bestselling author of TombQuest
"An epic adventure...for young fans of Stranger Things
new adventure exploring friendship...[with] often humorous
commentary on social issues. —Booklist
"Both funny and heartfelt
...[it's] a story that has as much to offer diehard fans as it does newcomers
to fantasy role-playing." —The Bulletin