Reviews for Till Death Do Us Bark


Booklist Reviews 2011 January #1
Book three in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series finds Seymour taking on an abandoned Irish wolfhound that barks around the clock, much to the dismay of his adoptive parents. While searching for the dog's owner, Seymour encounters the ghost of Noah Breth, an eccentric millionaire who converted his fortune to rare coins in an attempt to teach his unpleasant children a lesson. The Klise sisters have their formula down to a science: a heavily illustrated, comedic/ghostly mystery revealed in a series of letters and documents by a quirky cast whose pun-filled names are truly groanworthy. Another adventure is promised. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall
In this third installment about young Seymour and his caretakers (one who's alive, the other a ghost), a mystery and family dilemma are sparked by the discovery of a stray dog and by the reading of a multimillionaire's will. Previous visitors to Old Cemetery Road will continue to enjoy the Klises' clever narrative devices--letters, newspaper extracts, font changes, and well-placed black-and-white illustrations. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Kirkus Reviews 2011 April #1
The third installment in this cheery little series set in the town of Ghastly adds several new characters: siblings Kitty and Kanine Breth and a dog loud enough to wake the dead. Once again, the sisters Klise deliver their story through letters, newspaper articles, notes and transcripts, all illustrated with M. Sarah Klise's delightfully imaginative drawings. Seymour finds a dog, which everyone knows was owned by the recently deceased Noah Breth and which Seymour intends to keep. The dog, "Secret," barks all night, however, disturbing even ghosts. Shadow the cat disappears, while Olive and Ignatius begin squabbling. Attempting to restore harmony, Seymour takes Secret and leaves. Meanwhile, the greedy heirs of Noah Breth arrive to squabble over his fortune. Rare coins keep turning up all over town. Everyone looks for Seymour and Secret. As always, the authors keep readers giggling with the clever, usually death-related names invented for their characters (M. Balm, Fay Tality and Mike Ondolences). Phrases turn nicely as well: During a written and rather heated conversation between Ignatius and Olive, she writes, "I refuse to continue this conversation if you're going to raise your font at me." Good, merry fun dances on every page, with bubbling humor for child and adult alike. (Humor. 8-12) Copyright Kirkus 2011 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.

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