School of the Dead by Avi audiobook

School of the Dead

By Avi
Read by Michael Crouch

HarperCollins 9780061740855
6.79 Hours Unabridged
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In this spine-tingling story from Newbery Medal winner Avi, a boy must solve the mystery of the ghost haunting him. For most of Tony Gilbert’s life, he has thought of his uncle as “Weird Uncle Charlie.” That is, until Uncle Charlie moves in with Tony and his family. Uncle Charlie is still odd, of course—talking about spirits and other supernatural stuff—but he and Tony become fast friends, and Tony ends up having a lot of fun with Uncle Charlie. When Uncle Charlie dies suddenly, Tony is devastated. Then he starts seeing Uncle Charlie everywhere! It doesn’t help that Tony switched schools—it was Uncle Charlie’s dying wish that Tony attend the Penda School, where Uncle Charlie himself went as a kid. The Penda School is eerie enough without his uncle’s ghost making it worse. On top of that, rumors have been circulating about a student who went missing shortly before Tony arrived. Could that somehow be related to Uncle Charlie’s ghost? Full of twists and turns that get spookier by the chapter, School of the Dead is a fast-paced mystery that Avi’s fans will devour! 

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Summary

Summary

In this spine-tingling story from Newbery Medal winner Avi, a boy must solve the mystery of the ghost haunting him.

For most of Tony Gilbert’s life, he has thought of his uncle as “Weird Uncle Charlie.” That is, until Uncle Charlie moves in with Tony and his family. Uncle Charlie is still odd, of course—talking about spirits and other supernatural stuff—but he and Tony become fast friends, and Tony ends up having a lot of fun with Uncle Charlie.

When Uncle Charlie dies suddenly, Tony is devastated. Then he starts seeing Uncle Charlie everywhere! It doesn’t help that Tony switched schools—it was Uncle Charlie’s dying wish that Tony attend the Penda School, where Uncle Charlie himself went as a kid. The Penda School is eerie enough without his uncle’s ghost making it worse. On top of that, rumors have been circulating about a student who went missing shortly before Tony arrived. Could that somehow be related to Uncle Charlie’s ghost?

Full of twists and turns that get spookier by the chapter, School of the Dead is a fast-paced mystery that Avi’s fans will devour! 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With a thrilling Halloween climax (when else?) and Tony’s soul on the line, this ghostly tale lives up to the chills suggested by the title.” Publishers Weekly
“Avi takes readers on a wild ride where the dead do far more than haunt the living.” School Library Journal
“This atmospheric tale has plenty of creepiness to propel it, sometimes at a breathtaking pace…A scary, suspenseful, and chillingly immersive experience.” Kirkus Reviews
“Will leave more than a few hearts pounding…An old-fashioned ghost story with a contemporary twist.” Booklist
Narrator Michael Crouch’s boyish voice brings life to the dead in this middle-grade ghost story…Crouch brings a perfect dose of early adolescent angst to Tony’s story and creates some creepiness with a croaking voice for Uncle Charlie.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Avi

Author Bio: Avi

Avi is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery Medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. Along with his two Newbery Honors, he has won many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.79
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English