Title: The Ghost Horse MysteryThe Happy Hollisters #29 - The Ghost Horse Mystery
Author: Jerry West
Illustrator: Henry S. Hamilton
Pages: 180
Reading Level: 7-10
Star Rating: ★★★

What ho, Hollisters all!

The Story.

The Happy Hollisters are on the way home from a successfully solved mystery-vacation when they spot a pink sea gull on the side of the road. Puzzled, the children bring the gull in to the local Audobon Society where they learn that the painted gull is part of an experiment – an experiment which they can contribute to if they agree to live on an island named Wicket-ee-nock for several days and help the team members there.

The Hollisters agree with enthusiasm – but they are soon to find out that there is more to the island than meets the eye. Why, for instance, are Mr. and Mrs. Franklin so secretive about whatever is in their barn? And what is with this mysterious, ghostly horse that clatters across the dunes at night?


The Happy Hollisters are – as always – extremely happy with each other, themselves, and the world in general. They muddle their way through the available clues and arrive at the proper conclusion at a nice slow rate.

The ghost horse, of course, isn’t a ghost horse.

Conclusion. A fun story.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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