Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Haunted Hotel by Ron Roy Review


Book Nerd Review by Jordan

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z in this chapter book that's perfect for Halloween!

Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries(R) have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!

H is for Haunted . . . There's a ghost in Green Lawn! Strange sounds and even stranger sights are terrifying guests at the Shangri-la Hotel. More and more people are being scared away. Will Green Lawn turn into a ghost town? Or can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose stop this spook?




This book creeped me out! Every time I read this book, I get really scared. This has to be one of the scariest books I have ever read. My scariest part was was when the ghost was holding a silver blade and going to scare the kids. I got creeped out! At the same time I loved this book and still scared to read. This book was so fun to read. Can't wait to read my next one. Thank you Ron Roy for making this book.

Here are Jordan's written reviews as he reads per chapter. Just click the picture to enlarge. ***WARNING** Review Contains SPOILERS. Do NOT click the pictures if you do not wish to be Spoiled.


  

ABOUT THE CHARACTERS
Content from Ron Roy.

JOSH PINTO
Josh is in the third grade, like his best friend Dink. He is tall, skinny, and has red hair and freckles. Josh also has two four-year old twin brothers, Brian and Bradley. In the barn behind his house, Josh keeps Polly, a white pony. He also has Pal, an affectionate and curious basset hound. Josh likes to draw birds, tease his friends, and eat!

DINK DUNCAN
Dink is a third grader, like his best friend Josh. His full name is Donald David Duncan, but his nickname has always been Dink. His only pet is a Guinea pig named Loretta. Dink reads a lot, and likes to think about everything before he does anything!

RUTH ROSE HATHAWAY
Josh and Dink have another best friend. Her name is Ruth Rose Hathaway. Ruth Rose lives next door to Dink, in Green Lawn, Connecticut. She has black curly hair and snappy blue eyes. The boys tease Ruth Rose because she always dresses in one color. Ruth Rose is very smart, and she's usually the one who finds most of the clues when the 3 of them solve mysteries.

PAL
Pal is Josh's bassett hound. Pal lived with some crooks who were making fake money. When the crooks went to jail, Pal came to live with Josh's family. Pal gets to play with Brian and Bradley, Josh's twin brothers. He also plays with Polly, a white pony who lives in Josh's barn. Whenever Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose are on a case, Pal helps them sniff out clues. Pal loves his new home!



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Author Spotlight
Photo Content from Kids Reads

Ron Roy was born in Hartford, Connecticut. His parents named him Wallace Ronald Roy, but he shortened the name to Ron Roy. He was a shy kid, and spent much of his time studying nature and reading. He loved school and used to win all the spelling bees.

His favorite teacher was Mr. Ben Hancock, who taught him to love books, how to hit a baseball and how to catch a fish. Because of Mr. Hancock’s influence, he decided to become a teacher himself some day, so after college and graduate school, he became a fourth grade teacher. But somewhere along the way he started writing children’s stories and sending them to publishing companies.

In 1978, he sold his first children’s book. That was one of the most exciting days of his life. Soon he left teaching and became a full time writer. In 1997 he started writing the A to Z Mysteries series. Now he is working on Capital Mysteries. Millions of children are reading these books, which makes him very happy.

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6 comments:

  1. I have never visited a haunted hotel.

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  2. I have never been in a haunted hotel, but I wish to. It must be exciting!

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  3. No...never been so lucky that I have been involved in any paranormal experience..
    I would LOVE to visit a haunted hotel..

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  4. I have watched haunted hotels on TV but I have never been to one before.

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  5. Not a haunted hotel BUT worked at haunted facility for developmentally challenged people. I heard music box music on a de-certified living area where we stored clean laundry & I saw an old timey nurse (nurses "whites" & "winged cap") following my nurse supervisor on 3rd shift. SPOOKY!

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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