The Boy Who Cried Ghost

A Ghost Town Mystery

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
103 Pages
Reviewed on 11/21/2018
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Author Biography

Richard Clark has written eight middle grade chapter books, one of which, My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, has been on the Amazon and iBooks kids books best-seller lists for over three years with over 100,000 downloads.

Richard has worked extensively as a screenwriter and story editor, both in Toronto and Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA and AFI, his credits include writing or story-editing over 150 produced TV scripts for shows broadcast on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, BBC, Netflix, CBC, CTV and many other domestic and foreign networks. He’s also developed shows for many production companies, written four TV movies for Showtime Networks, optioned several feature screenplays in Los Angeles, and worked as a director and editor. In 2010 he was nominated for both a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy) and a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award, and in 2012 another WGC award.

In addition, Richard has taught screenwriting at Humber College and Sheridan College in Toronto, and he wrote Scratch & Sniff, an interactive book app for kids.

Richard lives in Toronto with his wife and their 12-year-old twins… and he’s lived to tell the tale.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Gail Kamer for Readers' Favorite

Pete’s family’s new house comes complete with its very own ghost. Nice ghost? Evil ghost? Pete is happy his house is haunted, even before he finds out whether the ghost is good or not. Who else gets to live with a ghostly being? Even the other kids at Pete's new school are impressed. Turns out the ghost likes Pete to the point of waiting on him. The ghost brings him food, retrieves items, and runs errands inside the house. All is fine until Pete angers the ghost and the ghost moves into the house next door. Can Pete get the ghost to come back? Does he really want to have the ghost back? Pete's love of comic books got him into a mess. Will it help get him out of it? You’ll have to read The Boy Who Cried Ghost by Richard Clark to find out.

The Boy Who Cried Ghost by Richard Clark is a mystery story and a ghost story wrapped up in a humor story. Geared toward children nine years old and younger, The Boy Who Cried Ghost is the perfect tale to encourage reluctant readers as well as a great draw for boys. Readers will envy Pete and want their very own haunted house complete with a pet ghost. The humor had me laughing out loud and connects well to a young reader's interest as well as being easy to read without "talking down". As a retired educator, I recommend this book to teachers and parents who are looking for a book to hook young readers.