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Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
  • Author : Martin Pistorius
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  • Release Date :2013-11-19
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1400205840
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Summary : New York Times bestseller. They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years. In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First, he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents’ marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought. Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see: A parent’s resilience. The consequences of misdiagnosis. Abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers. The unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body. We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
  • Author : Martin Pistorius
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2011-07-07
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0857203320
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Summary : In January 1988, aged twelve, Martin Pistorius fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating; then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told that an unknown degenerative disease had left him with the mind of a baby and he probably had less than two years to live. Martin went on to be cared for at centres for severely disabled children, a shell of the bright, vivacious boy he had once been. What no-one knew is that while Martin's body remained unresponsive his mind slowly woke up, yet he could tell no-one; he was a prisoner inside a broken body. Then, in 1998, when Martin was twenty-three years old, an aromatherapy masseuse began treating him and sensed some part of him was alert. Experts were dismissive, but his parents persevered and soon realised their son was as intelligent as he'd always been. With no memory of the time before his illness, Martin was a man-child reborn in a world he didn't know. He was still in a wheelchair and unable to speak, but he was brilliantly adept at computer technology. Since then, and against all odds, he has fallen in love, married and set up a design business which he runs from his home in Essex.Ghost Boyis an incredible, deeply moving story of recovery and the power of love. Through Martin's story we can know what it is like to be here and yet not here - unable to communicate yet feeling and understanding everything. Martin's emergence from his darkness enables us to celebrate the human spirit and is a wake-up call to cherish our own lives.

Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys
  • Author : Jewell Parker Rhodes
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  • Release Date :2018-04-17
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0316262250
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Summary : A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. An instant New York Times bestsellerAn instant IndieBound bestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indie Next PickA Walter Award winner Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
  • Author : Iain Lawrence
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :326
  • ISBN : 044041668X
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Summary : Unhappy in a home seemingly devoid of love, a fourteen-year-old albino boy who thinks of himself as Harold the Ghost runs away to join the circus, where he works with the elephants and searches for a sense of who he is.

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius’ - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius’ - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis
  • Author : Instaread
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  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Summary : PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius’ - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style Preview of this Instaread: Martin Pistorius, who lost all his memories after a childhood illness, tells the story of his miraculous reawakening in his memoir, Ghost Boy. Martin was a sweet, but shy boy. He was a wizard with computers and electronics. He loved his Legos and his dog, Pookie. Martin learned from overheard conversations that his illness began when he came home from school with a sore throat. His condition rapidly deteriorated and he soon could not walk. Within a year, he was in a hospital, not moving or communicating. His muscles deteriorated, causing his hands and feet to curl up. Doctors first suspected a psychological cause. Eventually they decided he had some kind of incurable neurological disorder and advised his parents, Rodney and Joan, to institutionalize him. Instead, his mother quit her job to care for him at home. She became so distraught and despairing that the family started taking Martin to…

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
  • Author : Felicity Pulman
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  • Release Date :2011-08-31
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 1742754503
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Summary : Tad must cross time and space to tell the secrets of the past... Froggy dreams of drowning. Just as his nightmare is coming true, he is saved by a ghost boy, Tad. But is Tad telling him the truth, and why can Froggy now see back to the past - to 1881, when Sydney was gripped by a smallpox outbreak and the Quarantine Station was full of the stench of death? With Cassie's help, Tad and Froggy realise they must trust each other in order to find what has been lost for more than one hundred years ... and allow both boys to be set free.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
  • Author : Ian Taylor
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  • Release Date :2020-08-31
  • Total pages :124
  • ISBN : 9781715411374
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Summary : Will and Alice Harding, and their seven-year-old son Toby, have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Hoping for a fresh start, Will's and Alice's past hides dark secrets that are just waiting to emerge. Soon, Toby begins to change; his voice, his appearance, his demeanor. Finally accepting that something is seriously wrong with their son - something traditional medicine can't help with - Will and Alice turn to folk magic for help. But can they figure out what the powerful, mysterious force is that plagues their son, and how to defeat it?

The Ghost Boy

The Ghost Boy
  • Author : Anne E. Schraff
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  • Release Date :1978-08
  • Total pages :117
  • ISBN : 9780812469271
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Summary : Tricia is not at all happy about having to stay in the isolated cabin belonging to her stepfather, Lonnie Boone, who is not the man her father was, especially after seeing a strange, almost animal-like boy peering in the windows.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
  • Author : Richard CRANE
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  • Release Date :2020-08-10
  • Total pages :520
  • ISBN :
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Summary : 'As the rain tipped down and thunder cracked... I knew I was a ghost. I was an actor and always would be. And I had to keep it up, for as long as the person I no longer was, might live.' So begins the progress - part pilgrim, part rake - out of post-war austerity, into the boom years of the most vibrant cultural flowering since Shakespeare. Leaving home at age seven, I sing and act through education, then run away to sea. At Cambridge, in the wake of the Pythons and the Goodies, I reach the top of the comedy ladder, just as my family emigrate leaving me loose in Swinging London and seeking my fortune on the stage. Weekly rep, West End, arts lab, the Edinburgh Fringe: Ghost Boy chronicles the journey from vagabond actor to accidental playwright, to Fellow in Theatre at Bradford University, to Resident Dramatist at the National. Like Olivier and David Frost, I was a 'preacher's kid' who ducked the Hand of God to become a questioner and entertainer. A true story of dreams lived, hopes dashed, loves lost, battles won, Ghost Boy relives the leaps of faith and pratfalls into the void, that laid the ground for tomorrow's theatre.'Very, very funny and beautifully written... a recollection in laughter...' - Howard Brenton'Huge energy and wit in the writing... very evocative of the time...' - David Edgar'Terrifically well written, funny and sad... the past tantalisingly coexistent with the present.' - Andy Mayer'A witty, beguiling memoir from this distinguished writer, hurtling through Cambridge & the deceitful 60s. All his contemporaries (I am one) will recognise his sharp recall of the raging egos colliding in those far-off, magic days when we were young & knew everything & nothing.' - Miriam Margolyes

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
  • Author : Stafford Betty
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  • Release Date :2018-08-31
  • Total pages :152
  • ISBN : 1785357999
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Summary : Seventh grader Ben Conover sees people no one else can see. When he confides in his best friend, it's not long before smart phones start lighting up with text messages as the air cackles with gossip and he becomes known in school as the 'Ghost Boy'. Home has become a battle ground between his Mum's acceptance and his Dad's disapproval. Ben desperately seeks his father's approval, and wants to be like a regular twelve-year-old. But he doesn't want to break free from his spirit friend, Abby, who shows up when he is in danger or about to do something wrong. She somehow guides him and he has grown very fond of her. Will Ben's father accept his son's psychic gifts? Can he persuade his father that spirits are real and not just hallucinations? And who exactly is Abby? A Middle Grade story about a boy who sees spirits.

Willy the Ghost Boy

Willy the Ghost Boy
  • Author : Thuraya
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  • Release Date :2014-11-15
  • Total pages :10614
  • ISBN : 1502967243
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Summary : Willy has grown up and he’s going to New York with his father to live in his mom’s dream house. He was happy to see the house, because he hadn’t gone there for a long time since 10 years ago, but he doesn’t know what will happen to him after he moves. Everything turns out so dark. He even lost his memories until he met a girl named Emily. She’s the only one who can help Willy through all this pain, but it’s difficult since Willy keeps disappearing and coming back.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
  • Author : Anne Greig
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  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 9780811478236
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Summary : When Sam and his family move to a house in the country, his visions of a ghost open the door to a mystery.

Ghost Boy of Mackenzie House

Ghost Boy of Mackenzie House
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Ten-year-old Chloe Sutton arrives on Prince Edward Island to live with her Aunt Laverne (Larry) after the loss of her parents. Her first night in her new home, Chloe is tormented by the loss of her mother and father and hides in the dark to speak to them. When she does, she unknowingly invites the attention of a ghostly boy who inhabits the oldest part of the farmstead. Terrified but intrigued, Chloe decides to uncover his history, setting her off on a set of adventures. When she does finally find the ghost boy's secret, she soon realizes they are similarly tormented.

The Buccaneers

The Buccaneers
  • Author : Iain Lawrence
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  • Release Date :2009-03-25
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0307515184
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Summary : "There’s pirates in the West Indies. Cannibals. They cook you alive," says Mr. Spencer to his son. These words will come to haunt 17-year-old John as he embarks on his first voyage to foreign lands. Carrying cargo destined for Jamaica, John and his crew of the Dragon set off for waters few of them have sailed before. So when they come upon a lifeboat adrift at sea, some are wary of the sailor aboard. Something about his story doesn’t quite make sense. Still, John respects the stranger’s awe-inspiring seamanship. With Horn on deck, he feels the Dragon is in the best of hands. But is Horn to be trusted? The answer becomes muddled as the Dragon encounters a very real — and very dangerous — pirate ship. Now John starts to believe his father’s warnings, especially after he becomes stranded on an island reputed to have buried treasure. A place teeming with buccaneers!

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy
  • Author : Jean Simon
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  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :315
  • ISBN : 9780821745304
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Summary : Twenty-five years after a sadistic killer snuffed out the lives of several of the children in her town, eleven-year-old Joely is befriended by a strange boy who claims he knows who the killer is--because he was his first victim. Original.