Dying to Meet You

Dying to Meet You

Book - 2009
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In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author I.B. Grumply gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer. Book #1
In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I. B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.
Publisher: Boston : Harcourt, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780152057275
Call Number: jF KLIS
Characteristics: 147 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Klise, M. Sarah - Illustrator


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Feb 14, 2017

I loved this book!!!

Jul 19, 2016

it's fun and unique book!!

Nov 09, 2015

This book in the beginning I thought would be just people sending messages to each other but when I got into the book I felt good the story moved me now I know that it is ok to move on with your life. If my teacher asks me what my favorite book is I will tell her it was Dying to meet you. Know I will read the second book and see if it is as good as the first one. I hope you read it.

Apr 01, 2015

Unique epistolary format that should be lots of fun, but I don't think kids will get all of the puns. It's not quite my cup of tea... but close!

Feb 18, 2013

This is a unique book. I like how it's a story made up of letters, but you can still tell what's going on.

Jan 13, 2013

totally awesome book! you guys should read it! :)

angiem99 Nov 02, 2012

Just the most creative way of writing a story ever! It was such a short but such a nice sweet story! Loved it a lot!

Feb 20, 2012

I love this book so much, I feel like spending each and every second reading this book.

Feb 22, 2011

This book is really good. As a random pick I was honestly hooked to this book. An author buys a house to rent for the summer. Little does he know that an 11 year old boy, his cat, and a ghost(which was once a writer) are his roomates. This grumpy auuthor finds life again through the eyes of this ghost, and the child. Read it, fun book.

Aug 17, 2010

Ignatius B. Grumply is a children?s book author with a severe (twenty years long!) case of writer?s block. Desperate to finally put pen to paper, Mr. Grumply takes up residence in a ramshackle Victorian mansion in the gossipy little town of Ghastly, Illinois. Mr. Grumply does not expect the house to be quite as rickety as it is. He does not expect the house to already be inhabited. He does not expect that inhabitant to be an eleven-year-old boy. And Mr. Grumbly certainly doesn?t expect the boy to announce that he lives there all alone with his cat?and a ghost! But that is indeed Seymour Hope?s story, and he?s sticking to it. His parents (paranormal investigators who have concluded that ghosts do NOT exist) are on tour in Europe; they?ve left their unwanted son behind in the care of whoever happens to rent or buy their equally unwanted home. The house was originally built by Miss Olive C. Spence, an old-fashioned writer-turned-poltergeist who has sworn to haunt her home for all eternity?or at least until one of her books gets published. Olive and Seymour (and the cat) get along swimmingly until old Grumply arrives with his bad moods and house rules. But savvy Olive and confident Seymour are as stubborn as old Mr. Grumply, and now a comical battle of wills rages between man, boy, and ghost. Told through letters that the characters write and receive and scattered throughout with Ghastly Times newspaper clippings and quaint line drawings by the author?s sister, Dying to Meet You is a fresh and funny first entry in a series that promises loads of charm.

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Feb 03, 2014

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Feb 18, 2013

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Feb 18, 2013

The author named Ignatious B. Grumply moves into a Victorian mansion at 43 old cemetery road,to find some quiet, so he can write the thirteenth book in his Ghost Tamer series.
But 43 old cemetery road is already occupied by an 11 year old boy named Seymour, his cat , and a ghost named Olive; and they do not intend to share.


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