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The Ghost on Saturday Night
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Spooky children's book about a ghostly hanged magician? [s]

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Brady | 4 comments This was a picture book I read in grade school (in the early 90s), but my memory is very fuzzy about it. It took place in a village that I believe was the Old West, but could have been Victorian England maybe? There was this creepy magician (at least I think he was) and he might have done some trick with a noose that went wrong and everyone thought he hanged to death. I believe it was revealed at the end that he was still alive (or came back as a ghost with the noose on his neck?) Something in that ballpark.

The plot could be way off, but I distinctly remember it for it's Tim Burton-like art style. The image I remember the most is the possible magician who was gangling and had a really tall forehead. He looked vaguely like Frankenstein's monster.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been looking for this book for years!

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Brady | 4 comments Not quite. Thank you though! Very good guess.

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Brady, are you still looking for this or did you find it?

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Brady | 4 comments I found it! If you need to remove the post, that is perfectly fine.

Bryn (Plus Others) (brynplusplus) | 186 comments Brady, please tell us what the right book is! It'll stick around for other people to find if they're looking for the same book.

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Brady | 4 comments Oh, of course! Sorry about that. The book was The Ghost on Saturday Night" by Sid Fleischman. Ironically, Holly mentioned a similar Fleischman book above and I had no idea just how close she was!

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