Spooky Sleuths #1: The Ghost Tree (Paperback)

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Spooky Sleuths #1: The Ghost Tree (Paperback)

By Natasha Deen, Lissy Marlin (Illustrator)


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This is book number 1 in the Spooky Sleuths series.

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Asim’s got some concerns about his new town…there’s this seemingly evil tree that grows creepily fast, weird noises during the night, and even strange lights. Asim is pretty sure something supernatural–and bad–is going on. Rokshar, Asim’s friend, swears this can all be explained by science, until their teacher is possessed by an evil spirit straight out of Guyanese folklore! Asim and his friends will have to stage a daring rescue if they’re going to save their teacher and the town from the ghost tree…


— From Staff Picks: Beginning Readers

Is it science...or strange and ghostly?

Asim's new town is freaking him out! There are weird noises at night, eerie lights, and now an evil tree that is growing way faster than it should. he's sure there's something supernatural going on.
His friend Rokshar believes that everything can be explained by science. But even she's worried when the tree takes control of their teacher! It's starting to look like an evil spirit straight out of Guyanese folklore is to blame. Can Asim and his friends save their teacher--and the town--from the ghost tree?
Find out...if you dare! It's a new spooky series based on ghost stories from Guyana.
Natasha Deen has written more than a dozen books for young readers. After spending her early childhood in Guyana, she moved to Calgary in Alberta, Canada, which she found terribly exciting until she met her first minus-forty-degree winter day, at which point she began to question the sanity of the grown-ups around her. She lives in Edmonton, and keeps warm with tea and cupcakes. Find out more at natashadeen.com and follow her on Twitter @natasha_deen.

Lissy Marlin is an award-winning illustrator from Dominican Republic with a simple mission: bring a little bit of magic to everyday life, one piece of art at a time! Her projects include the New York Times bestselling series The Magic Misfits by Neil Patick Harris.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593488874
ISBN-10: 0593488873
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 30th, 2022
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Spooky Sleuths
★ "An excellent series starter and contribution to the supernatural mystery genre, perfect for older chapter book readers easing into early middle grade. ­Highly recommended."--School Library Journal, starred review

"A spooky adventure rooted in Guyanese folklore...with just the right amount of chills."--Kirkus Reviews