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 Great ghost hoax (Great Pet Heist)
 Author: Ecton, Emily

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 258 p., ill., 22 cm

 BTSB No: 302828 ISBN: 9781534479913
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Ghosts -- Fiction
 Pets -- Fiction
 Apartment houses -- Fiction
 Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction
 Mystery fiction
 Humorous fiction
Humorous Fiction
Mystery Fiction

Price: $23.28

When Mrs. Third Floor visits and reports paranormal activity on the fifth floor, Butterbean and the other pets set out to find the truth and save Mrs. Third Floor from being scammed by professional ghost hunters.

 Illustrator: Mottram, Dave
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 515360

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/21)
   School Library Journal (09/03/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/03/2021 Gr 3–7—Ecton's sequel to The Great Pet Heist pits pets against the paranormal. Butterbean, Mario, Walt, and the rats become ghostbusters as they investigate the strange happenings in a vacant apartment. But while putting their ghostbusting skills to work, they uncover a scam that endangers Mrs. Third Floor's livelihood. Mottram's black-and-white illustrations are scattered throughout; they are realistic and complement the humorous tone of the plot. Despite the length of the book, the narration style keeps the action moving; this would be an excellent choice as a read-aloud in schools. Kids new to the series can enjoy this sequel without reading the first, while those already familiar with the group of oddball friends can find a few new reasons to enjoy, one being in the form of an octopus. VERDICT This funny animal adventure caters to a wide audience, and will look appealing on a Halloween display.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake P.L., Alta. - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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