This opens with 13-year-old Wilkin short-cutting through the woods past a haunted hanging tree--but the ""ghost"" he sees is...

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WILKIN'S GHOST

This opens with 13-year-old Wilkin short-cutting through the woods past a haunted hanging tree--but the ""ghost"" he sees is only Alex, a boy his age who had previously left town under suspicion of stealing. Wilkin helps Alex find food, a bed, and a job; helps convince others that Alex is straight; and is about to run off with him to Atlanta when he finds that the other boy is a thief after all. His wanderlust can wait, Wilkin decides. Meanwhile there have been other encounters near the spooky tree, another boy wrongly suspected of Alex's thievery, and a lot of the hard work and simple fun that color Burch's easy-to-take nostalgia for 1930s Georgia.

Pub Date: Sept. 25, 1978

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1978