Kip Campbell’s family runs a local funeral home, and he is fully expected to take over the business one day. Except it’s the last thing he wants to inherit, despite the “gift” he has for it—a gift that may make people think he’s crazy. But Kip has managed to make a deal: Find out the secret that is holding back old Billy Blye from “crossing over” and it may be Kip’s ticket out of his hometown—and away from his family business once and for all.
Coleen Murtagh Paratore is the author of the acclaimed The Wedding Planner's Daughter and its brand-new sequel The Cupid Chronicles. For younger readers, she has also written How Prudence Proovit Proved the Truth About Fairy Tales. She's a believer in community rent, Cupid, and the magic of Cape Cod. Look for Mack McGinn's Big Win -- in which two all-American sports-star brothers battle to be the best -- in Summer 2007. Learn more about Coleen at http://www.coleenparatore.com/
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 4, 2009)