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Eleven-year-old Willie, always the smartest kid in town, skips two grades, doesn't have any friends, and spends his days reading in an abandoned old cellar. Suddenly, a boy who calls himself Huby as in the red ruby, appears out of nowhere and becomes Willie's new friend. Who is this weird new boy who knows things he shouldn't, and might not be what he seems to be? Together they explore Willie's favorite hideout where mysterious noises and dots of light could mean a ghost. When Willie wins a school contest with a proposal to build a baseball field, the project may fall apart because third base will be over Willie's cellar hideout and whatever may be down there. With the help of new friends and the town witch, Willie solves the ghostly mystery under third base.
Fran Orenstein, Ed.D., published author and poet, also edits both poetry and prose. She wrote her first poem at age eight and has written and published academically and professionally since then. This included working as a magazine editor and writer, writing political speeches and material for state government and writing newsletters for various organizations. Her author credits include eleven published books, including middle grade novels, young adult novels, a contemporary adult novel and two adult mysteries, plus a book of poetry, and...there are more books waiting in the wings. Visit Fran's World at www.franorenstein.com for more information. Her academic credentials are B.A. in Early Childhood Education from CUNY's Brooklyn College; M.Ed. in Counseling Psych from The College of NJ; and, Ed.D. in Child & Youth Studies from Nova Southeastern University.