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Ghost Town at Sundown

Ghost Town at Sundown

by Mary Pope Osborne Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
One riddle down, three to go. And if Jack and Annie can solve them all, they will become Master Librarians. Then they can collect books for Morgan le Fay. So on to second riddle! To solve it, they must go to the Wild, Wild West, to a town called Rattlesnake Flats, back in the 1870s. And that means scorpions and stagecoaches and excitement. As soon as they arrive, Jack and Annie have to tame a wild mustang colt and reunite it with its mother. Then they meet a cowboy named Slim, who's after a horse rustler. Then they figure out why Rattlesnake Flats is a ghost town. It's not just because everyone moved away; it's because there actually are ghosts in it! Unless someone is up to some sneaky tricks.. Will Jack and Annie solve the second riddle before they are turned into ghosts themselves? Zip up those cowboy boots and come along for the ride in this fast-strutting page-turner.
7, 8, 9
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 4
Guided Reading
Tandem Library
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Adventure, Fantasy

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Mary Pope Osborne As a children's book author, Mary Pope Osborne considers herself to be a professional daydreamer.
Sal Murdocca Sal Murdocca has illustrated over 200 children's trade and textbooks. He is also a librettist for a children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design.

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