The Ministry of Ghosts By Alex Shearer
When they ring the bell at the house with the dusty windows and tarnished nameplate to inquire about the advertised “Saturday Person,” Thruppence and Tim don’t know what they’re getting themselves into. A Saturday job sounds ideal! But had that nameplate been properly cleaned, Thruppence and Tim might not have been so keen to enter . . .

Pressured by the stern Minister Beeston from the Department of Economies, the Ministry of Ghosts has been given three months to prove the existence or nonexistence of ghosts, or else it will be shut down! As it seems that children are particularly magnetic to ghosts and supernatural beings, Thruppence and Tim are hired to join the ministry’s ghost-catching team. And although neither of them is scared by talk of ghosts or monsters, they are unprepared for what they’re about discover!

Filled with fun, humor, and twists and turns, this is the perfect book for anyone who loved Harry Potter and who is looking for something similar to Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book—just not quite as scary.

TitleThe Ministry of Ghosts
AuthorBy Alex Shearer
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published3 May 2016
Dimensions5.00 x 7.75in.

About the author

Alex Shearer was born in Wick, in the far north of Scotland. His father was a blacksmith and his mother was a secretary. He enjoyed writing from an early age and sold his first television script about thirty years ago. He went on to write several TV series, stage plays, radio plays, and comedy scripts. Moving into writing for children, his novels Bootleg and The Greatest Store in the World were adapted for television by the BBC, and his 2003 novel The Speed of Dark was short-listed for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. He lives in Somerset, England.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

"Engaging characters, a full-steam-ahead plot, snappy dialogue, hilarious moments, and ghosts—what more could you want in a middle grade novel? Oh, I know, huge heart and a twist you’ll never see coming!" —Lisa Doan, author of The Berenson Schemes series

“A fun twist on the classic ghost story, with humor, wit, and a new perspective on ghosts, that will appeal to budding supernatural fans.” –School Library Journal
ISBNs: 9781510704732 978-1-5107-0473-2 Title: the ministry of ghosts category:JUV ISBNs: 9781510704718 978-1-5107-0471-8 Title: the ministry of ghosts category:JUV 
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