Ghost Ship

By Dietlof Reiche
Translated by John Brownjohn
Read by Marguerite Gavin

5.88 Hours 11/01/2005 unabridged
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Vicki plans to spend her summer vacation waitressing at her father’s seaside restaurant, Ye Olde Seashell Room: a must-see tourist destination with seashell-covered walls and a 230-year-old figurehead from a lost ship, the Storm Goddess. But when the bay mysteriously goes dry and the Storm Goddess suddenly appears, Vicki and her small community are thrown off course. Now the town’s greedy mayor sees dollar signs from potential new tourism, a nosy reporter smells something fishy, and Vicki is haunted by ghosts! Can she, along with her friend, Peter, manage to get aboard the Storm Goddess and unlock its ancient curse? Reiche’s masterfully plotted novel blends ghost story, pirate legend, and spine-tingling mystery into one captivating adventure.

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Summary

Summary

Vicki plans to spend her summer vacation waitressing at her father’s seaside restaurant, Ye Olde Seashell Room: a must-see tourist destination with seashell-covered walls and a 230-year-old figurehead from a lost ship, the Storm Goddess. But when the bay mysteriously goes dry and the Storm Goddess suddenly appears, Vicki and her small community are thrown off course. Now the town’s greedy mayor sees dollar signs from potential new tourism, a nosy reporter smells something fishy, and Vicki is haunted by ghosts! Can she, along with her friend, Peter, manage to get aboard the Storm Goddess and unlock its ancient curse?

Reiche’s masterfully plotted novel blends ghost story, pirate legend, and spine-tingling mystery into one captivating adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Part high-seas adventure, part mystery, the story…makes for some page-turning reading…will carry fans of mysteries and pirate lore along.” Publishers Weekly
“Marguerite Gavin’s narration is cleverly done…a fun adventure with delightful twists.” AudioFile
“Teens intrigued with the idea of an old pirate ship, a budding romance, and the lure of gold doubloons will gladly come aboard.” Booklist
“Patrons who love pirate stories and ghosts should…pick up this plot-driven title.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Dietlof Reiche

Dietlof Reiche is an award-winning author in his native Germany, where he has received the German Juvenile Literature Prize and the Oldenburg Children’s Book Prize for his work. His series, The Golden Hamster Saga, published in the United States by Scholastic Press, has been translated into thirteen languages. Reiche lives in Hamburg, Germany, with his wife.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Horror
Runtime: 5.88
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English