The Ghost Wore Gray (Nina Tanleven #2)
Sixth-grader Nina Tanleven convinced her architect father to let her best friend Chris go with them to stay in the old inn he's restoring. On theafternoon they arrive, the girls find a faded Civil War photograph of a very handsome Confederate soldier. Nina and Cris are stunned when the ghost of the young soldier suddenly appears at the di...more
But the mystery aspects of this were well interspersed with historical fact as well as humour, the characters were funny and engaging. And the end was surprisingly poetic, too, which is a rarity in most of the children's fiction I remember reading.
So if you're looking for a ridiculously easy, light...more
Bruce Coville doesn't talk down to kids. He knows what kids find funny but he also knows they're able to appreciate broader spectrums of humor. It is his ability to reach in his readers the things that make them essentially kids as well as to tap within them the things that will mature into adulthood, all the while weaving a great story around it, that m...more