Bone Tree: What Lies Beneath May Be More Than Friendship
Bone Tree: What Lies Beneath May Be More Than Friendship

Bone Tree: What Lies Beneath May Be More Than Friendship

By Jenna Lehne


Publication Date: September 15, 2023

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Ages 10 to 12, Grades 3 to 6

Praise for Jenna Lehne's Bone Tree: "A solidly spooky offering." - Kirkus Reviews. "Jenna Lehne's fast-paced propulsive story includes a healthy amount of scares, humor, and pathos." - Foreword Reviews. "Bone Tree is a fast-paced spookfest, and an authentic, heartfelt story about friendship and grief."- Sarah Cannon, Author of spooky middle-grade novels including Twist & Oddity. "A funny, heartbreaking, and genuinely scary read, Roman and Elsie are a great example of friendship that endures to the end --- and beyond." - Shari Simpson, Author of The Sleepwalkers series with Disney/Hyperion. Elsie battles a terrifying ghost to keep her best friend around forever. But does forever have too much of a cost?

Elsie's best friend, Roman, is dying. But Roman has a plan to escape death. He wants to be resurrected through the powers of the Bone Tree and the curse of the Woman in White, Mary Simon, whose body lies beneath the tree. Terrified, yet determined not to lose him. Elsie promises Roman to summon Mary's ghost and the powers of the Bone Tree to bring him back when he dies. When the Bone Tree's magic works and Roman resurrects, Elsie vows to do anything to keep him around, even if that means battling an angry, screeching banshee, with talons for fingers. But what Elsie doesn't realize is that the cost of keeping Roman around may be too high. When the Woman in White kidnaps Roman's brother, Jake, and threatens to take his life as revenge, Elsie must choose between saving the lives of many from the deadly grasp of Mary Simon, the Woman in White, or keeping her best friend.

About the Author

Jenna Lehne is a tea-sipping, horror-loving mom of two boys, and a kitten named Lemons, in Calgary, Alberta. She's a fourth-year Pitch Wars mentor and contributor on the blog Her short story was published in the horror anthology, Betty Bites Back. Bone Tree is her debut middle-grade novel.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 192 pages

Publisher: The Little Press

ISBN: 9781956378160

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