For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business.
Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd's witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely's firefly spirits before it's too late.
With the family dynamics of Coco and action-packed adventure of Ghostbusters, Claribel A. Ortega delivers both a thrillingly spooky and delightfully sweet debut novel.
Author: Claribel A. Ortega
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.40h x 5.60w x 1.10d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Reading Level: 5.5
Point Value: 7
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 506732 / Ghost Squad
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2020
Booklist 02/01/2020 pg. 43
Publishers Weekly 03/16/2020
School Library Journal 04/01/2020 pg. 132
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2020
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2020 pg. 51
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average
About the Author
Claribel A. Ortega is a former reporter who writes middle-grade and young adult fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she's not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic, and video games into books, she's traveling the world for her day job in marketing and making GIFS for her small graphic design business, GIFGRRL. You can find her on Twitter @Claribel_Ortega and on her website at claribelortega.com.