A Properly Unhaunted Place
A Properly Unhaunted Place
A Properly Unhaunted Place
William Alexander, Kelly Murphy
From National Book Award–winning author William Alexander comes a wryly humorous story about two kids who try to save their town by bringing back its ghosts.Rosa Ramona Díaz has just moved to the small, un-haunted town of Ingot—the only ghost-free town in the world. She doesn’t want to be there. She doesn’t understand how her mother—a librarian who specializes in ghost-appeasement—could possibly want to live in a place with no ghosts. Frankly, she doesn’t understand why anyone would. Jasper Chevalier has always lived in Ingot. His father plays a knight at the local Renaissance Festival, and his mother plays the queen. Jasper has never seen a ghost, and can’t imagine his un-haunted town any other way. Then an apparition thunders into the festival grounds and turns the quiet town upside down. Something otherworldly is about to be unleashed, and Rosa will need all her ghost appeasement tools—and a little help from Jasper—to rein in the angry spirits and restore peace to Ingot before it’s too late.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Paranormal

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12

A Properly Unhaunted Place is a book about a girl named Rosa Diaz and her mom, who are ghost appeasement specialists. They move to Ingot, a town that is known for no hauntings or ghosts. They wonder why and how that could be. Rosa does not like it in Ingot, and her new "house," which is a basement below the Ingot Public Library, doesn't meet her standards because there are no windows and no natural light. On the other hand, Jasper Chevalier was born, raised, and lived in Ingot. He is new to ghosts since there are none in his town.

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