The Ghost of Stonebridge Lane

ghostofstonebridgelane400x600THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE
Book I of The Stonebridge Ghost Tales
Written by Roberta Hoffer
Original Illustrations by Madison Gaines
Juvenile Fantasy / Chapter Book (Rated G)
62 pages [17,000 words] Illustrated
Released ©2014 by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.

stonebridgeaward1000x1200THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH (Book II)
THE GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR (Book III)

2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 1st Winner for Best Chapter Book

Christian Jones Arnook and his mother travel from Alaska to Indiana to meet a wealthy great-grandfather he never knew existed. A ten-year-old boy full of curiosity, Christian immediately checks out the mansion and the surrounding grounds. But spooky events at every turn lead him to one conclusion: the estate is haunted and all strange activity seems to start at the old stone bridge.


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FORMATS AND SALES LINKS:

PAPERBACK [EAN 978-1-936381-76-0 | ISBN 1-936381-76-1] 6×9 library trim (62 pages illustrated) | Average Retail Price: $8.99 or less || Retail listings include: Paperback at Amazon | Paperback at Amazon UK | Paperback at Barnes & Noble | Paperback at Createspace | Get 15% off paperbacks at Createspace: B3PY6HNE

HARDBACK [EAN 978-1-936381-75-3 | ISBN 1-936381-75-3] 6×9 library caseboound (62 pages illustrated) | Average Retail Price: $16.99 || Retail listings include: Hardback at Barnes & Noble | Hardback at Lulu |

EBOOK [EAN 978-1-936381-77-7 | ISBN 1-936381-77-X] Available in EPUB and Kindle (17,000 words illustrated) | Average Retail Price: $4.99 or less || Retail listings include: EPUB at Apple iBooks | EPUB at Barnes & Noble | EPUB at Smashwords | Kindle at Amazon | Kindle at Amazon UK || Also find EPUBS at Blio, Kobo Books, Scribd, Open Library, Overdrive, and more…

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THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE (written by Roberta Hoffer with illustrations by Madison Gaines) is the 2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 1st Place winner for Best Chapter Book | Visit award site… |

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REVIEWS:

“Ten year old Christian Jones Arnook lives in Alaska with his mother. When a letter arrives asking them to come to Indiana to meet his great-grandfather he can’t help but be excited because up to this point he has never been out of Alaska. When he gets to his great grandfather’s estate the first thing he thinks is that it is spooky, and after he starts to explore he quickly realizes that there is more going on than meets the eye. When he learns of a family secret that reaches back to the Civil War will he be frightened or will he embrace all that his great-grandfather is willing to share with him? One things for certain this trip will certainly change Christian’s life forever! THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE by Roberta Hoffer is an easy to read chapter book that will certainly appeal to younger readers but I must say I was hooked as well. Ms. Hoffer’s storytelling ability has a way of entwining you into the lives of her characters, providing plenty of background information about them as the story unfolds. She allowed me to understand Christian and his mother’s losses without bogging down the story, instead it was in a get to know you style that allowed added depth to the characters! I really enjoyed the family feel of this story, and the easy relationship that Christian has with his mother. Of course young readers are going to want excitement and the author provides plenty! From the gargoyles standing at the entrance to the estate, to the mysterious soldier that only Christian saw in the photo, the author builds up enough suspense to grab the imagination as to what might be going on. I loved the splash of historical detail the author included in the story. A good read that is filled with adventure,mystery, a paranormal element that is a bit spooky without being overly so, and a wholesome family feel that really allowed me to connect with the characters. If you have a reluctant reader in your family this book just might be the spark to ignite them to read! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!” ~ reviewed by Brenda Casto for WV Stitcher [FIVE STARS]

THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE is an excellent book for preteen ages boys or girls. It focuses on a preteen boy that lives in Alaska with his mother and grandfather and encounters a ghost. I would recommend this book for grade school children. It is extremely well written. I liked it as an adult!!!” ~ reviewed by Amy Reynolds [FIVE STARS]

THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE is well written and very interesting all the way through. It is about a young boy and his mother who live in Alaska. They receive a letter of invitation from an unknown family member to come to visit. The visit turns out to be an unexpected adventure for the boy who encounters a ghost.” ~ reviewed by Grandma’s Reading Corner [FIVE STARS]

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  1. My 9 year old son could not put this book – The Ghost of Stonebridge Lane – down, and as soon as he finished reading it, he immediately turned around and read it two more times. It really kept his interest and left him excited for the next book in the series. He’s already told me he wants it as soon as it’s available!

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    • Thanks for the nice comments about my book. I am hard at work on book two of The Stonebridge Ghost Tales. You will be one of the first to know the details on a release date! Keep reading…it’s a great way to discover the world around you.

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