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Scritch Scratch: A Ghost Story Hardcover – September 1, 2020

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Editorial Reviews


"[Offers] a ghost-hunterly blend of reality and chills that should appeal to many readers with creepy interests, and this dive into spooky Chicago history will keep them scarily happy until they're ready for Selzer's Just Kill Me." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A 2020 A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year" - A Mighty Girl

"Scritch Scratch brims with eerie thrills and nail-biting chills that are sure to keep readers turning pages. Don't dare read this at night!" - Kate Hannigan, author of Cape, book one in The League of Secret Heroes series

"This is a teeth-chattering, eyes bulging, shuddering-and-shaking, chills-at-the-back-of-your-neck ghost story. I loved it!" - R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series

"The historical details are fascinating...Mary Downing Hahn fans will enjoy this just-right blend of history and spooky." - Kirkus Reviews

"Delightfully chilling and rooted in history, this haunting thrill ride will keep you hooked." - Jess Keating, author of Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

"A spooky mystery with a sweet heart. Readers will be gripped by Currie's storytelling, and encouraged and excited to look into the history of their own cities and towns." - Jarrett Lerner, author of the EngiNerds series

"A spine-tingling blend of hauntings and history." - Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Lindsay lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and three kids. She's loves coffee, Halloween, Disney World and things that go bump in the night! She is also the author of The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street. Visit her online at

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sourcebooks Young Readers (September 1, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1728209722
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1728209722
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 - 14 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ HL610L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 5 - 9
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.75 x 1.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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Lindsay Currie is the author of spooky middle grade novels. While she's never experienced anything truly paranormal, Lindsay enjoys researching her city's forgotten history and learning about the events that shaped the many ghost legends in Chicago. When she's not reading or writing a mystery novel of her own, Lindsay can generally be found taking long walks with her family, chilling with one of her three dogs, or searching the graveyard for her next antagonist.

Lindsay has three middle-grade novels out currently - THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET, SCRITCH SCRATCH, and WHAT LIVES IN THE WOODS. Coming soon, THE GIRL IN WHITE!

To find out more about Lindsay, please visit her website at Twitter: Instagram: @lindsayncurrie TikTok: @lindsaycurrieauthor

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Need a good spooky story that also has a deeper message? This is that book. Lindsay Currie gives a tour of Chicago, it’s history, and a good spooky story to also go into themes of friendship, family, and self-discovery.
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