There's a beautiful old house in the East Texas woods that no one will buy because Sifty Sifty Sam, a mean and ornery ghost, haunts it. And he refuses to leave until somebody is brave enough to spend one night alone in the house with him. There's even a $5,000 reward to the person who can accomplish the feat, and a chubby-faced chef by the name of Dan decides to give it a try. Dan moves his groceries and cooking supplies into the house and settles in the kitchen to make his supper. Sure enough, Sifty Sifty Sam appears, and before the chef knows what to do, the ghost at once devours his supper. And Old Sam screams for more! Poor Dan cooks like he never has in his life and Sam guzzles down like there's no tomorrow. But there is a tomorrow, and when morning comes, Dan realizes that he has survived the night. He buys the house with his reward money and opens up a restaurant. Only now, Sam loves Dan's cooking so much that he isn't going anywhere! Angela Shelf Medearis has been voted one of the three best storytellers in the word by Storytelling World Magazine and she is fine form with The Ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam. She writes in verse that is as funny as it is spooky and young readers and listeners alike will love Jacqueline Rogers' watercolor illustrations, which capture all the humor and terror of this showdown between a chef and a hungry ghost.