Tunnel of Bones

Tunnel of Bones

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Now in Paris with her parents who are filming their TV show about the world's haunted cities, Cassidy Blake (who can see ghosts) and her friend Jacob (who is a ghost) are alert for trouble, especially when the filming takes them into the underground Catacombs, the empire of the dead, where Cassidy accidentally awakens a powerful poltergeist spirit--one whose mystery she must solve before his power in unleashed on the whole city.-- Provided by Publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781338111040
Branch Call Number: jFICTION Schwab
Characteristics: 287 pages : map ; 22 cm


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OPL_KrisC Sep 10, 2019

A creepy ghost story with a page-turning mystery thrown in. Kids will love the fast-pace and eeriness of the story. For fans of Mary Downing Hahn.

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Sep 19, 2020

Loved the setting - Catacombs + child poltergeist + Jacobs back story= my favorite Cassidy Blake book.

jrbubbles1 Sep 10, 2020

This is the second book in the City of Ghosts series.It is pretty scary and spooky so I would not recommend it for a younger child. I did enjoy reading it.

Aug 20, 2020

I loved book one, and I love this one even more. Jacob is one of my all time favorite characters, and there were a couple moments between him and Cass that genuinely made me shed some tears.

Apr 08, 2020

recommended by KKR

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 16, 2020

Tunnel of Bones is an engaging middle-school appropriate ghost story with just enough suspense to keep me turning the pages, without a true "horror" element that would keep me awake nights. When I picked it up I didn't realize this was second in a series, and so I can say that you definitely don't need to read the first to find Tunnel of Bones engaging, but I will be going back to read the start of Cass' adventures in City of Ghosts.

Cass' parents are filming an on-location TV show cataloguing famous ghost stories in different cities. Cass has come along over the summer, along with the family cat. We begin with the family’s arrival in Paris where we are introduced to the parents, cat, and Cass’ best friend, a ghost named Jacob. While the ghost story is fun, Cass’ relationship with Jacob was the most interesting aspect of the book. Cass is coming to believe that her ability to see ghosts comes with a responsibility to send them on, but she doesn’t want to let Jacob go. The very fact that Jacob isn’t stuck in a memory loop of his death sets him apart from many of the ghosts that she sees, and makes him have more in common with the poltergeist they are trying to deal with. Schwab deals with the very complex emotions around letting go of a loved one in a thoughtful way, and I’ll be interested to see how this issue develops through the series.

Dec 26, 2019

city of ghosts 2

OPL_KrisC Sep 10, 2019

A creepy ghost story with a page-turning mystery thrown in. Kids will love the fast-pace and eeriness of the story. For fans of Mary Downing Hahn.


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