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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

Ghost Riders

True Ghost Stories of Planes, Trains & Automobiles

by (author) Barbara Smith

Lone Pine Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2004
Fantasy & Magic, Folklore & Mythology
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
Recommended Reading age
9 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2004
    List Price
    $9.95 USD
  • Downloadable audio file

    Publish Date
    Feb 2021
    List Price

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From acclaimed author Barbara Smith comes this long-awaited series of children's books. Based on true accounts of hauntings, and told with a master storyteller's eye for detail, these collections will scare, astound and instruct kids of all ages. This book is the perfect spine-chilling companion for young readers on long journeys. This collection of chilling ghost stories takes place on highways, byways and aboard a variety of types of transportation. A mysterious model plane flies in circles over an eerie pit, warning a passerby of a strange situation below. Goaded by a creepy bus driver, a boy gets on a weird school bus and realizes the passengers are from another time.

About the author

Barbara Smith was born and raised in Toronto and lived most of her life in Edmonton before settling in the Victoria area in 2006. Barbara is a full-time writer whose work is inspired by a love of mystery combined with her lifelong interest in social history. She has published over thirty books, twenty of which are collections of true ghost stories, including Campfire Stories of Western Canada, The Mad Trapper and perennial bestsellers Ghost Stories of Alberta, Ghost Stories and Mysterious Creatures of British Columbia, Ghost Stories of the Rocky Mountains and Canadian Ghost Stories. Barbara was also featured on the Discovery Channel's Hunt for the Mad Trapper.

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