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Spellbinder /

by Stringer, Helen.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 372 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780312387631 :; 0312387636.Title notes: $17.99 12/3/2009 (hm)Other title: Spell binder.Subject(s): Ghosts -- Fiction | Dead -- Fiction | England -- Fiction | Ghost stories | Dead -- Juvenile fiction | England -- Juvenile fiction | Chapter booksSummary: Twelve-year-old Belladonna Johnson, who lives with the ghosts of her parents in the north of England, teams up with an always-in-trouble classmate to investigate why all of the ghosts in the world have suddenly disappeared.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Belladonna Johnson can see ghosts. It's a trait she's inherited from her mother's side of the family, like blue eyes or straight hair. And it's a trait she could do without, because what twelve-year-old wants to be caught talking to someone invisible?

It is convenient, though, after Belladonna's parents are killed in a car accident. They can live with her the same as always, watching the same old TV shows in their same old house. Nothing has changed . . . until everything changes.

One night, with no warning, they vanish into thin air--along with every other ghost in the world. It's what some people think ghosts are supposed to do, but Belladonna knows it's all wrong. They may not be living, but they're not supposed to be gone.

With the help of her classmate Steve, a master of sneaking and spying, Belladonna is left to uncover what's become of the spirits and to navigate a whole world her parents have kept well-hidden. If she can't find her way, she'll lose them again--this time for good.

$17.99 12/3/2009 (hm)

Twelve-year-old Belladonna Johnson, who lives with the ghosts of her parents in the north of England, teams up with an always-in-trouble classmate to investigate why all of the ghosts in the world have suddenly disappeared.

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"She's home!" Belladonna's father poked his head out of the sitting room. And that was the problem right there, really. Where most fathers would have poked their heads out of the sitting room door, Mr. Johnson poked his right through the middle of the wall. "Did you bring the paper?" Belladonna looked at him reprovingly. He immediately vanished back into the sitting room and reappeared in the doorway. "Sorry," he said. "I forgot. Did you bring the paper?" "Honestly, Dad, anyone passing by could've seen you through the window!" He took the paper and turned back into the sitting room with a shrug. "No one can see me. Only you." Belladonna followed him in, exasperated. "Gran can see you. Lots of people can see ghosts, you see them talking about it on TV all the time." "Charlatans," muttered her father, settling down an inch above his favorite chair. Excerpted from Spellbinder by Helen Stringer All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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