THE GHOST ON SATURDAY NIGHT by Laura Cornell

THE GHOST ON SATURDAY NIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As Great Aunt Etta, Opie's guardian, has promised to buy him a horse with her 1877 bank-deposited penny as soon as he saves up enough for a saddle, Opie who can streak (his word) through town with his eyes closed goes into the fog business as a guide in order to earn the necessary $17.59. And earn it he does, though not as expected; he receives the saddle as a reward for catching a bank robber. For Opie, alerted when an itinerant, fraudulent ghost raiser pays him for an errand with Aunt Etta's rare penny -- guides the culprit, who asks on a foggy Saturday night to be steered out of town, straight into the arms of the sheriff. Another successful Fleischman concoction of flimflam and smart footwork.
Pub Date: May 1st, 1974
ISBN: 0688149200
Page count: 69pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1974




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