Christina Rose hates made-up ghost stories, the ones you find in books.
That's because she knows what real ghosts are like. When
Christina was three, she saw her mother's ghost the night she died in a
plane crash--only no one, not even her father, believed her. Now her
family has moved to North Klondike, California, and her next-door
neighbor and soon-to-be friend Roberto Wing announces that the new house
is haunted by two very creepy ghosts named the Widow and Hans
Hanson. Strange things start to happen, and the ever suspicious Christina
wonders if phantoms really do haunt the house. To investigate, Roberto,
Christina, and her brother Danny team up to form a ghost-hunters' club
and enlist the aid of parapsychologist I. Barrymore and the mysterious
Madame Olga. The club members find that everyone has a real ghost story
to share--some funny, some foolish, and some quite frightening. You can
read a list of the stories
in the book--or even Chapter 1.
You can also read what reviewers
have written. Ages 8 & up.
The Very Real Ghost
Book of Christina Rose. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. Dell
paperback edition, 1998.