Ben Tajima doesn’t claim to have hit the jackpot with the small toy boat he finds on the Riverwalk in Chicago, Illinois. Still, the antique trinket is cool, even if it is a little dirty. Yet strange things start to happen after he brings the toy back to his grandparent’s apartment. He sees—or thinks he sees—a ghostly boy hiding in unexpected places: the swimming pool, the living room . . . But who is the boy? What is he looking for? And what will happen when he finds it?
Every state has its own spine-tingling stories of ghosts and mysterious hauntings grounded in its regional history. The Haunted States of America series uses real-life ghost lore as jumping-off points to new, chilling tales. An author’s note provides historical origins and fascinating facts, but beware: sometimes real life is stranger than fiction.
About the Author
Thomas Kingsley Troupe has been making up stories ever since he was in short pants. As an “adult,” he’s the author of a whole lot of books for kids. When he’s not writing, he enjoys movies, biking, taking naps, and hunting ghosts as a member of the Twin Cities Paranormal Society. Raised in “Nordeast” Minneapolis, he now lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with his awe-inspiring family.