Respect Your Ghosts (The Witches of Benevento #4)

Author(s): John Bemelmans Marciano

Middle Fiction

The fourth book in an exciting new chapter book series byJohn Bemelmans MarcianoandCaldecott medalist Sophie Blackall. Welcome to Benevento, an ancient town famous for its witches! The children of Benevento have to becareful and clever to evade the clutches of such witches as the Manalonga, the Janara, and the Clopper, who hide in wells and under bridges, fly at midnight, and play tricks during Mischief Season. Five cousins Primo, Emilio, Rosa, Maria Beppina, and Sergio share adventures and narrow escapes, and discover astonishing secrets as they outwit the witches in each exciting story. Book #4Respect Your Ghosts: a Sergio Story It s Sergio s job to take care of Bis Bis, the ancestor spirit who lives upstairs. Unfortunately, it s hard to satisfy all the ghost s demands and still keep Sergio s mother happy."


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"Winningly blends broad comedy with eerie encounters . . . A droll picture of life yesteryear in a seemingly ordinary Italian town" Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Witches of Benevento series: Blackall s delicate, lovely artwork is bewitching and Marciano s text is, as the title implies, loaded with molto mischief. I can't wait to read what the Janara have in store for the Benevento kids next. Lane Smith, author ofReturn to Augie Hobble Not your run-of-the-mill chapter book. What we have here is a fresh, charming tale about an Italian village afflicted with witches and the brave, quarrelsome band of friends who try to make their acquaintance. A frisky, ingenious introduction to an old world and a new series. Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy and Bean series There is a mystery in Benevento a mystery of witches and spirits and magic. Will you go back in time to this charming town and solve the mystery? And if you do, will you tell me what the solution is? Really! Please tell me! But watch out for the spirits. They are mischievous indeed...The Witchesis a charming, intelligent tale, illustrated beautifully and evocatively. Adam Gidwitz, author ofA Tale Dark and Grimm"

Writer and artistJohn Bemelmans Marcianois the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans. Johnhas continued his grandfather s legacy of the Madeline books withMadeline and the Old House in Paris, Madeline at the White House, andMadeline and the Cats of Rome. He is the author ofBemelmans: The Life and Art of Madeline s Creator, and ofThe Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield, illustrated by Sophie Blackall. John lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Andromache, and their daughter, Galatea. Sophie Blackallhas illustrated more than thirty books, includingFinding Winnie, for which she won the Caldecott medal, andtheNew York TimesBest IllustratedbooksBig Red LollipopandThe Baby Tree, which she also wrote. Born in Australia, Sophie lives in Brooklyn with her children Olive and Edward. John and Sophie share studio space in Brooklyn, which makes it easy for them to collaborate."

General Fields

  • : 9780451471833
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : New American Library
  • : April 2017
  • : United States
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Bemelmans Marciano
  • : Sophie Blackall
  • : Hardback