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Nov 10, 2009
| ISBN 9780385736039
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Dec 09, 2008
| ISBN 9780375891359
| Middle Grade (10 and up)
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Nov 10, 2009 | ISBN 9780385736039 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Dec 09, 2008 | ISBN 9780375891359 | Middle Grade (10 and up)
Laughs, ghosts, and a lip-gloss-loving teen sleuth!Sherry (short for Sherlock) Holmes Baldwin is spending spring break in California with her best friend, Junie. She can’t wait to hang out in the sun, hit the mall, and spend time with cutie-pie Josh.Then . . . a freaky change of plans. Sherry’s mom, a cop killed in the line of duty, contacts her. Not only is she a ghost, she’s a ghost in danger of flunking out of the Academy of Spirits, and she needs Sherry’s help. Unless she solves an important mystery in San Diego, she’ll be banished to an afterlife for ghost failures! If Sherry wants to be a normal seventh grader (as in, one who doesn’t communicate with ghosts), she can’t tell anybody about her mom—or what she has to do. Not her brother, not Junie, and especially not Josh. It’s up to Sherry alone to save the day. Except . . . she so doesn’t do mysteries.
SO HERE I am spending spring break in California with my best friend, Junie. Our chaperone is a teenager, like us. And soon I’ll get to hang out with the coolest, cutest boy in the Southwest. Life is so good.Except I should tell you that I’m not actually in San Diego for fun. Even though I’m a normal person who likes normal stuff—friends, clothes, the mall—I’m supposed to be solving a mystery, one that involves a rhino heist and a crazy chef. And I have to do it because my supercop mom is counting on me. Did I mention she’s a ghost? A ghost who can makecontact with only one person. Me, Sherry Holmes Baldwin. My mom is flunking out of the Academy of Spirits, and if I don’t help her, she’ll be banished to an afterlife for ghost failures.But . . . I so don’t do mysteries.
"A good detective is always in demand." Lawyer Carson Drew to his daughter, Nancy, in The Hidden Staircase A long time ago (well, not THAT long ago) in a galaxy far, far away (Toronto, Canada), a nice family was growing… More about Barrie Summy
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