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Ol' Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story

by Pat McKissack, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)

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Summary: This is a ghost story that takes place on Friday the 13th about a man demanding rent money that was followed around by a ghost as he picked on his poor tenant. He man robbed her and threatened to kick her out in the middle of the night, all while he kept hearing "clip-clop, clip-clop" and thinking it was nothing. The next morning John Peck was gone.
Critique: This book teaches a lesson about karma, Peck got what he was asking for by robbing and being mean to the tenant old lady.
Prompts: What do you think John Peck keeps hearing? What makes this book a good ghost story?
Crafts: Good book for the month of October, talk about the history of Friday the 13th.
  hallorand | Sep 7, 2016 |
Spooky and suspenseful, good for reading aloud. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0823422658, Hardcover)

Mounting his horse, cold-hearted John Leep smiles as he anticipates evicting the widow Mayes for nonpayment of rent. When she comes up with the rent after all, Leep, unwilling to be disappointed, knocks her coins to the floor and hides on of them in his boot. The widow is evicted; but as he departs, Leep is pursued by an unseen stalker.

As Leep rides faster, so does his pursuer—clippity-cloppity, clippity-cloppity—until Leep reaches his home. Is John Leep safe at last or is Ol'Clip-Clop gonna SWALLOW HIM WHOLE?!!!!!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:05 -0400)

One October night in 1745, John Leep, a mean and stingy lawyer, sets out to evict a widow from one of his rental houses and is followed by a ghostly rider.

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