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The Ghost Wore Gray (Nina Tanleven #2)

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"What A Hunk! Too Bad He's Dead..."

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

Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 1st 1988 by Yearling
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Nov 24, 2015 Shelley rated it really liked it
Nine and Chris go with Nine's father to an old inn he's renovating, and find the ghost of a Confederate soldier there needing help. Definitely some problematic elements, especially with Samson Carter and a pretty simplistic handling of Capt Gray's shifting views, but then there's Samson's death, which is such a realistic and chilling thing. So, balances. How these girls didn't need therapy after having guns pulled on them so often boggles the mind, but the humor, warmth and scariness were in pre ...more
Aug 06, 2014 MC rated it really liked it
The Ghost Wore Gray is a book I remembered reading as a boy, and decided to pick it up again all these years later. Written by Central New York State native, and popular childrens' author, Bruce Coville, the story is the second in a trilogy.

I didn't actually know this, of course, when I first read it. But then again, I didn't remember much of anything correctly about it. I remembered parts of it, but it was much shorter than I remembered it being as a kid. Then again, as that age, a roughly 150
Dec 11, 2016 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love this series but this book gets a low rating on account of I have almost no sympathy for the actual ghost in the story. (SPOILERS AHEAD) Dude's a confederate army captain, and while he gains some redemption from that the fact remains that he spent a good portion of his adult life thinking it was ok to own human beings, and only changes his mind about that when a former slave saves his life. Still love the main characters.
Jun 20, 2008 Ashley rated it it was amazing
In lieu of reviewing all the Bruce Coville books I read as a kid/young adult I'll write one here for one of my favorite books from fourth grade.

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
It is about two eleven year old girls named Nina and Chris going to a haunted hotel.Nina`s father is going there for his job to make it look better.Nina and Chris found a picture that was a man. Later theywent to a graveyard and found a man named Johnathan Gray. They were thinking that was the picture of the guy who was in the hotel.They saw a ghost that looked like the guy on the wall.They both like him and wanted to know why he was here.I loved this book how they wre going on an adventure to l ...more
Jan 16, 2011 Kelley rated it it was amazing
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Jun 25, 2015 Juniper Shore rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ghost, fantasy
This is the sequel to The Ghost in the Third Row, and I think it's the best of the trilogy. Nine and Chris are as much fun as ever and the Civil War mystery is also engaging. There are humorous and serious scenes, a bit of terror, and a bit of sweetness. It says something that I can recite entire chapters of this book by heart.
Feb 15, 2015 RumBelle rated it liked it
Shelves: ghost-stories
I love ghost stories and this one, part of a trilogy is a good addition, though not one of my favorites. The plot has just enough twists and turns and spooks in it to not become overbearing. Civil war ghosts and missing treasure dominate this story. Add in a derelict hotel and ghostly cemetery and you have a great adventure.
Emily Von pfahl
One of the things that I like about this series is that although there is a ghost involved, the real mystery to solve is actually plausible. Just scary enough to be thrilling but not so scary as to give you nightmares as a child.
Apr 02, 2013 Dina rated it it was amazing
Nina and her best friend Chris are staying at a historic bed and breakfast for a few weeks while Nina's father works to renovate it. The ghost of a rebel soldier haunts the inn and Nina and Chris are drawn into a historic mystery which includes finding a buried treasure. Enjoyable YA book.
This was my favorite book as a child. Kinda feel like I need to reread it. I mean, who doesn't love that opening line to the summary?
Mangy Cat
This is one of the many, many books I read while going through physical therapy for JRA in my 5th-6th grade years.
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