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The peaceful life of a boy with dyslexia is interrupted when his great-aunt, who has a morbid fascination with ghosts and death omens, moves in. Ever since his great aunt first appeared on his family’s doorstep, Todd’s life has been turned upside down.

His schoolwork is getting harder, and Morbelia’s eerie stories are giving him nightmares. Surprisingly, it may take someone as weird as Morbelia to help Todd deal with his dyslexia - and just maybe, someone like Todd can help Morbelia learn to be less gloomy.

An award-winning author of children’s books and a long-time tutor of English, Joan Carris brings her own experiences to Todd’s struggle with dyslexia. Cloaked with Aunt Morbelia’s creepy ghostlore, this story of family interdependence is not only heartwarming and educational - but also spine-tingling fun!

©1990 Joan Davenport Carris (P)1994 Recorded Books

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