Field of Screams
Field of Screams

Everybody loves ghost stories…until they end up in the heart of one. In Wendy Paris’ debut novel FIELD OF SCREAMS (Delacorte Press | On sale August 1, 2023 | Ages 8-12), twelve-year-old paranormal enthusiast Rebecca Graff isn’t happy about being dragged to Iowa to spend the summer with family she barely knows. But when she tracks a ghostly presence to an abandoned farmhouse, she starts to think the summer won’t be a total lost cause. The problem: no one believes her.

But everything changes when Rebecca finds a note stashed in a comic belonging to her late father – a note that proves the same spirit haunted him when he was twelve. Suddenly, she feels a connection to the dad she pretends not to miss, and she is more determined than ever to uncover the story behind the haunting.

The more Rebecca discovers, the scarier the ghost becomes. Soon, she is in a race to piece together the puzzle and recover a family legacy before it is lost forever and a horrible tragedy repeats itself.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Horror
  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Rebecca is a preteen girl who is obsessed with ghosts and lives with her mother in Chicago, IL. Her mother gets an invite to spend the summer with her family in Iowa so she can catch up on work and let Rebecca get to know family she never had the chance to know. Rebecca, who is not thrilled about the idea of spending a summer away from her best friend, reluctantly accompanies her mother on a summer family vacation. Since the passing of her father, Rebecca is only allowed to talk about her father with her mother once a year, which is the anniversary of his death.

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