Books for Children / Middle Grade Fiction

Seven Ghosts

By Chris Priestley (Author)

Series Everyone Can Be a Reader (Middle Grade Sci-Fi/Fantasy)


Pub Date 4/2/2024

ISBN 9781454954873

Format Paperback


“As you all know, Grimstone Hall is thought to be the most haunted house in England. But there’s something more important than that. I think we are the only haunted house where all the ghosts are children. It’s rather special, don’t you think?” 
Jake and the other finalists in a ghost-story writing competition for children have been invited to tour Grimstone Hall where they’ll learn about the seven ghosts who haunt the grounds! As their guide leads them through grand rooms, hidden nooks, and magnificent grounds, they hear all about the ghosts. But strange shapes and shadows follow Jake as they move through the house, and the tour guide starts behaving very suspiciously. With each tale told, Jake grows more anxious. Soon he’ll discover something is very, very wrong . . .

Union Square & Co.’s EVERYONE CAN BE A READER books are expertly written, thoughtfully designed with dyslexia-friendly fonts and paper tones, and carefully formatted to meet readers where they are with engaging stories that encourage reading success across a wide range of age and interest levels.
“Though short in length, this title packs a morbid punch with each child’s violent death (by gunshot, freezing, burning) and ends on a hair-raisingly creepy note . . . . A quick, compelling read perfectly suited to its target audience.” —Kirkus

“Though each ghost story is different, they successfully build up to the ultimate twist ending. Minimal descriptions of the characters and setting will allow readers to imagine scenes at their own preferred degree of fright, with hatchwork illustrations to enhance the reading experience. Short chapters combined with a dyslexia-friendly layout and typeface make this title particularly suited for reluctant or struggling young readers.”—School Library Journal -

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Chris Priestley is the author of the Tales of Terror series. He is inspired by the tradition of horror stories by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Shelley. Chris is also a talented artist and illustrator, and his cartoons have been published in the Independent as well as other UK newspapers. He lives in Cambridge, England.

Title Details

Pages 144 pages, all in 2-color

Trim 5.12 x 7.75 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Can/Philippines

Category Middle Grade Fiction

Age Range 8 to 12

Carton Quantity 72