Kaylee Cooper is certain that Alex will become friends with a ghost this year. Alex thinks that he is far too old to be listening to a first grader and encourages Kaylee to stop jeopardizing his important sixth grade social life. Kaylee doesn't listen and finds awkward ways to spend as much time with Alex as possible, even if it means following him into the boy's washroom.
Fed up, Alex develops a strategic plan to ultimately help him get rid of Kaylee Cooper for good.
However, he soon learns about the mysterious legend of Screaming Ridge that pulls an unlikely group of friends together, including the girl of his dreams, and the school's meanest bully. When they discover that the legend is real, and that Kaylee Cooper is at the core of the mystery, Alex stares death in the face and helps save her from an eternal life of misery and confusion.
Born in Brisbane, Australia, Christopher was accepted at age 19 into Sheridan College's Animation program before earning a degree in Sociology from McMaster University.
He then enjoyed a two-year adventure overseas working with children, before completing his Bachelor of Education degree at York University. He is now teaching junior and intermediate level students in Burlington, Ontario.
Through Christopher’s experience working with children, he found writing and illustrating to be one of his passions. Currently working on a middle grade series, he recently completed and illustrated the first three books. He has also created seven other children’s picture books and illustrated children’s novels for independent authors. His works all can be viewed on francisart.com
This book was awesome! I couldn't believe how easy it was to read even while dealing with incredibly complicated and at times disturbing subject matter. It is a mesmerizing tale of growing up and life after death as well as dealing with the myriad other things normal children deal with every day. I will definitely want to share this with my children when they get older!Kaylee is in 1st grade and she has decided that Alex (a sixth grader) is her new best friend. She follows him everywhere and pesters him constantly with questions. At first he is annoyed but as he gets to know her and unravels the mysteries surrounding her he realizes they really are friends.I definitely hope this turns in to a series! I loved it! But even if it doesn't I will still be looking for more new books by this amazing author!***This book is written at a middle grade reading level but could be suitable for younger children with advanced reading skills :)