Bound To Stay Bound

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 All the lovely bad ones : a ghost story graphic novel
 Author: Hahn, Mary Downing

 Publisher:  Clarion/HarperAlley (2023)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 153 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 410502 ISBN: 9780358650140
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Graphic novels
 Ghosts -- Fiction
 Siblings -- Fiction
 Haunted houses -- Fiction
 Hotels and motels -- Fiction
 Human behavior -- Fiction
 Vermont -- Fiction

Price: $21.18

In this graphic novel adaptation two prankster siblings spend the summer in Vermont at their grandmother's haunted inn and learn that buried secrets don't stay buried after they awaken young ghosts. In graphic novel format.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Peterson, Scott
 Illustrator: Franquiz, Naomi
Peer, Brittany

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/23)
   School Library Journal (07/01/23)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2023 Gr 3–5—Brother and sister Travis and Corey do not believe in ghosts, but they do believe in mischief, so hearing that their grandmother's Vermont inn is rumored to be haunted is summer vacation gold. They plan to dress up and make noise, hoping to drum up business when word gets out that the ghosts have returned. What they did not plan on is the awakening of the actual ghosts that haunt the property. Faced with a group of "lovely bad ones"—mischievous young ghosts of boys who died under terrible circumstances—and the chaos they cause, Corey and Travis must discover who the ghosts are and how to bring them to rest. Peterson does a solid job adapting Hahn's ghost story in graphic novel format, deftly capturing the creepiest moments with a combination of narration and dialogue. Illustration and lettering introduce the frustrated yet gentle young ghosts, appearing in period clothing and wreathed in blue. The awful ghost of Ms. Ada is delightfully ghastly. VERDICT An excellent addition to graphic novel collections where there are spooky story readers.—Rosemary Kiladitis - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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