The House on Stone's Throw Island by Dan PoblockiThe House on Stone's Throw Island by Dan Poblocki

The House on Stone's Throw Island

byDan Poblocki

Hardcover | August 25, 2015

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A remote island is haunted by wedding crashers from beyond the grave.

Dan Poblocki is back with a new spooky ghost story perfect for fans of Mary Downing Hahn and John Bellairs.

There is an island, far off the coast of Maine, where the ghosts of the past are restless.

Josie Sandoval and Eli Barker are strangers when they board the ferry to Stone's Throw, traveling to the isolated island for a wedding. Then an immense storm blows in, and the wedding party is left stranded with no way to contact the mainland... and no idea that they have been targeted for revenge by the undead. The only clues to the danger they're in are a scrap of an old Nazi uniform - and an unfamiliar voice, crying out for help in German...

Josie and Eli soon realize there's much more to worry about than guest lists and flowers. It's up to them to uncover the chilling history of Stone's Throw Island and put its ghosts to rest - or this dream wedding will become an absolute nightmare.

Dan Poblocki is the author of The Stone Child, The Nightmarys, The Ghost of Graylock, The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe, The Book of Bad Things, and the Mysterious Four series. He lives in Brooklyn with two adorable cats and more books than he has room for. Visit him at
Title:The House on Stone's Throw IslandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.55 × 5.83 × 1.03 inPublished:August 25, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545645565

ISBN - 13:9780545645560

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Read from the Book

From The House on Stone's Throw IslandEli stepped toward her, but when she flinched, he kept his distance. "Josie," he said, struggling to keep his voice steady, â??do you believe in ghosts?â?She sneered. "As opposed to cannibals?"Eli tried to smile but ended up grimacing awkwardly. "Forget about cannibals," he said. "Do you believe that places can be haunted?""I don't know. I never thought seriously about it before." Josie stared into the open closet. Her vision blurred and she could almost see the figure of the girl staring back out at her. She closed her eyes. "But, yeah, I guess I could believe that this house is haunted.""Okay, that's a start. But what if it's not just the house?" said Eli, settling onto the mattress. He nodded toward the window. Josie turned and looked at the ruins in the distance. "What if it's the whole island?"

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The House on Stone's Throw Island:"Short chapters divided into sections and peppered with plot twists drive the pace, vivid descriptions clearly depict even the strangest occurrence, and start-to-finish suspense keeps readers on edge for the entirety of the work. Perfect for readers who enjoy mysteries with a paranormal twist." -School Library JournalPraise for The Book of Bad Things: "Fun and creepy in all the good ways." -Voice of Youth Advocates Praise for The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe: A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection A Junior Library Guild selection" The social dramas mesh well with the supernatural elements... Poblocki creates a real sense of suspense." -Booklist " Poblocki creates danger by not pulling punches. An atmospheric, creepy ghost story best read at night." -Kirkus Reviews