Above is the 8×10 acrylic on canvas painting for THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE book cover. Below is a photograph of the finished product in hardback (center) and paperback (back standing).
THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE [©2014] Book I of The Stonebridge Ghost Tales | Written by Roberta Hoffer | Original Illustrations by Madison Gaines | Juvenile Fantasy / Chapter Book (Rated G) 62 pages [17,000 words] for ages 8-12 | Released in April 2014 from Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.
Christian Jones Arnook and his mother travel from Alaska to Indiana to meet a wealthy great-grandfather he never knew existed. A ten-year-old boy full of curiosity, Christian immediately checks out the mansion and the surrounding grounds. But spooky events at every turn lead him to one conclusion: the estate is haunted and all strange activity seems to start at the old stone bridge.
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“THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE, a chapter book for children, was fascinating. Young Christian’s view on life is a simple one of a child’s, so the story flowed well. I could feel his fascination and intrigue as a child would experience it. When his curiosity peaked, so did mine. Watching him take in the experience of meeting his wealthy great-grandfather and the paranormal things going on around him was great. Everything was explained at a level that any young reader would understand and not get lost in the story. I too wanted to find out the mystery of the stone bridge. The book was the perfect length to get the story out and a good introduction to the Stonebridge Ghost Tales series.” ~ reviewed by Sara Marion
“THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE is an excellent book for preteen ages boys or girls. It focuses on a preteen boy that lives in Alaska with his mother and grandfather and encounters a ghost. I would recommend this book for grade school children. It is extremely well written. I liked it as an adult!!!” ~ reviewed by Amy Reynolds [FIVE STARS]
“THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE is well written and very interesting all the way through. It is about a young boy and his mother who live in Alaska. They receive a letter of invitation from an unknown family member to come to visit. The visit turns out to be an unexpected adventure for the boy who encounters a ghost.” ~ reviewed by Grandma’s Reading Corner [FIVE STARS]