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The Halloween Haunting

The Halloween Haunting     

by Kevin Franz
Price: $7.99

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112 Pages, Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-10: 0-9747774-3-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-9747774-3-6

It's Halloween at Castle Rose! Princess Rachel and Princess Lisa are getting ready for the spooky hayride to come. They never expected that the old house they found in the Vast Forest would actually have REAL ghosts of its own! Something very strange is going on in the woods, and the girls must work on their own to unravel the mystery and escape the haunted house.

About The Author

Kevin Franz is the author of the successful children's fantasy series, the Castle Rose Adventures, published by Starbell Books in Plainfield, Illinois. The first book of the series, Into the Hidden Lands, was released in February of 2004, and serves as an introduction into the mythical world of two young princesses who discover and amazing new land of excitement and mystery. Praised for its lavish illustrations, interesting footnotes and detailed maps, Into the Hidden Lands cleverly combines the realism of medieval castle life with the myth and magic of classic fantasy. Now in its second printing, the book won a loyal following of young adventure readers. The much anticipated sequel, The Underwater City, was released in June of 2004 to an eager audience, and the third installment in the series, The Affaire at the Faire, was released in January of 2005. The Halloween Haunting is his fourth release in the series. Kevin is also an accomplished speaker, and regularly presents his Creative Writing Workshops to young audiences throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. Kevin currently lives in Plainfield, Illinois with his wife Denise, daughters Rachel and Lisa, and son Michael.


"Librarians are always looking for more holiday themed books, and The Halloween Haunting is a great addition to our collection. A mystery that engages the young readers, scary but yet not too scary, and two enterprising princesses what a winning combination!" - Ceil Carey, Young Adult/Outreach Department Head Plainfield Public Library “This story is a real page turner! Children will be on the edge of their seats throughout, and will have a difficult time putting it down.” Nicole Constantine, First Grade Teacher/Librarian “The mysterious theme is perfect for the Halloween season!” Cathy Panozzo, Reading Specialist

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