Synopsis From GoodreadsReview
When a dog arrives at Spence Mansion, Seymour is overjoyed. His adoptive parents, Ignatius B. Grumply and Olive C. Spence, are less enthusiastic—especially when Secret, the dog, begins barking all night long. Is it possible Secret just misses his old companion, the late Noah Breth, whose children are fighting like cats and dogs over their father’s money? Or does Secret have a secret that, in the end, will make the entire town of Ghastly howl with delight?
This third book in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, a runaway mystery told in letters, limericks, a last will, and loose change, is guaranteed to please anyone who’s ever tried to keep a secret
I love this book. Not only light but also a fun reading. The book format and the illustration inside are great.The characters were interesting. Olive C. Spence got my big attention. She was different from any other characters.
The story is told through letters, drawings, announcement on the board, invitatio, local newspaper, even a meeting transcription. Some of them made me giggle and the other was touching. I was amazed with the way they arranged all of them and made the story run well.
As you can see in the title, this is the third book of the 43 Old Cemetery Road series. I have not read the first and the second. So I have a lot of questions for Seymour, Ignatius and Olive who lives in 43 OldCemetery Road. I might find the answer if I have read their previous handwriting.
But It ended too soon. I wish I could find more intrict.
I chose this book from the list of e-ARC from Net Galley. I have downloaded few weeks ago. Then I just realized that there were only two days left before it was disappear from my notebook. I should have not downloaded that much.
It is lovely. Now the list of my favorite illustrator is getting longer
Author: Kate Klise
Illustrator: M. Sarah Klise
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books (May 2, 2011)
Source: e-ARC from Net Galley