The haunted house next door (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol, Book 1) by Miedoso, Andres (#1085EL3)


The haunted house next door (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol, Book 1)

by Miedoso, Andres; illustrated by Rivas, Victor
Paperback Little Simon, 2017


From the Publisher
Meet Desmond Cole A fearless eight-year-old who runs his own ghost patrol, looking for ghosts, monsters, and mischief makers everywhere. Oh, and he just so happens to be my new best friend...and thank goodness Because I'm afraid of everything.

Welcome to Kersville, a town with a spooky history and a collection of ghosts and spirits who are major mischief-makers. Most kids spend their days without ever seeing or dealing with a ghost, but some kids get stuck with a haunt. When that happens, they call Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol. Desmond is the hall monitor of ghosts and monsters. There's no job too spooky, icky, or risky for Desmond.

I'm not like that at all. My name's Andres Miedoso. I'm Desmond's best friend. We do everything together...including catch ghosts. Seems cool, right? There's only one problem: I'm afraid of everything.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 11/01/17
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 12/01/17
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/18
  • Publishers Weekly, 09/25/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication Date: December 12, 2017
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Desmond Cole ghost patrol ; 1
  • Edition: First Little Simon paperback edition December 2017.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 122 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
  • Tracings: Rivas, Victor, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-53441-038-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-53441-038-1
  • LCCN: 2017-016655
  • Follett Number: 1085EL3
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 3.6
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.6
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 193550EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 4
  • Lexile: 630L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: M