The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe

The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe

In the late 1600's in the unearthly calm of Massachusetts with its valleys, its forests and its fog there arose a feeling of something supernatural lurking throughout and tales of ghosts and other worldly doings began to emerge. This is the tale of a farmer by the name of Nicholas Greebe who died one cold evening back in Colonial Times and was hurriedly buried by his family who was more interested in getting in out of the cold. The very next year on the day of Farmer Greebe's passing, the family gathered to mark the day. As they "feasted and toasted" a small dog trotted outside to the grave and dug. At the end of his energetic digging he had a prize, "a bone of Nicholas Greebe." By chance this bone will not stay long at the farmhouse but shall instead board a carriage borne by the dog and shall venture forth into the world for a series of unexpected adventures including a sail on a whaler and a catch by an fisherman near far off Alaska. Meanwhile, back at the farmhouse, the ghost of Nicholas Greebe rises as his bone is stolen and appears before his stricken family to announce that he shall not rest until his bones are all returned to his grave. With each turn of the page the reader awaits the possibilities of what might occur not only to the bone but to the family which is now blessed by this recurring ghostly relative. Delightfully edgy this makes a great read aloud especially around Halloween. Ages 6-9 32 pages

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