The Ghost of Dibble Hollow

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1Brent Primo messaggio
Modificato: Set 26, 2006, 7:57am

The Ghost of Dibble Hollow is one of my favorite Scholastic Books which I read for the first time around 1977. Miles and Pug Dibble, and Dibble Hollow itself all seemed a great place to spend a summer. I'm sure I identified with the two boys being best friends, the love of adventure and the virtue of peace-making. I read the book so many times, and still have one ragged copy just for reading when I want to visit Miles again.

2Kailana Primo messaggio
Set 27, 2006, 8:13pm

I own this book. No idea where it came from, but I remember thinking it was good at the time.

3bettyjo
Set 28, 2006, 6:15pm

Is it still in print?

4Brent
Set 28, 2006, 8:48pm

I don't believe it's still in print. Copies on ebay can be expensive, though like most things on ebay you can sometimes get them for very little.

5MaggieO
Set 29, 2006, 8:12pm

Hello, all -
I have The Ghost of Dibble Hollow in a 1960s printing, which is when I first read it. I remember this being one of my favorite books as a kid, and I was very pleased to run across this very nice copy. Perhaps I'll read it again one of these days. I also have a 9-year old, who may enjoy it, too.

As far as finding these old Scholastic books, I've found a number of them at library book sales. It's always a pleasure to recognize a book cover that I remember from childhood. I've not run across this book too often, though, and I haven't tried to locate it by other means. But for those of you who have a fondness for these old Scholastic titles, I recommend having a look at the children's books at library sales. You never know what you might find!
Maggie

6Brent
Set 30, 2006, 9:21am

If at a thrift store where the books are shelved, one can spot a Scholastic book by the "TX" and three numbers on the spine. Dibble Hollow, for example, is TX 701.

7redthaws
Ott 20, 2006, 2:43pm

Love those Scholastic Books.

I also loved Ghost of Dibble Hollow when I was a kid.

Unfortunately, my childhood books were destroyed in a fire shortly after I left home for college, and I have been perusing Ebay to try to find replacements. (Found "Ghost" The Peculiar Miss Pickett, and Mr. Pudgens.

But there are some I can't remember the name of.

Did any of you ever read the one that was set in Arizona, three teenagers lived in or close to the mountains, and there was the legend of a lost treasure. One of the characters was some sort of peddler type who went by the name of Candyman (because he sold stuff including candy to the widely-spread ranches in the area. Also, there was a legend of an Apache ghost, and at the end of the book, the teens are stuck out in a storm in the mountains, they think they see the ghost, someone is shooting at them, and a lighting strike or something reveals the lost treasure to their wondering eyes, only to have a landslide bury it forever moments later.

Familiar to anyone? If you can help me with this one, I have more. Does Professor Bass, a rocket ship, and chickens ring a bell with anyone?

8jalual
Set 5, 2008, 9:09am

Your message was posted so long ago that I doubt you will ever see this answer but just in case...!

The first book you describe is "Mystery of the Haunted Mine" by Gordon Shirreffs. It was formally known as "The Haunted Treasure of the Espectros". It follows three teenagers, Gary, Tuck, and Sue who are looking for the Lost Dutchman's Mine. There is also a peddlar named Candyman in the book.

The second book must be Eleanor Cameron's "Mushroom Planet" series. There are 5 books in the series: The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet, Mr. Bass' Planetoid, A Mystery for Mr. Bass, Time and Mr. Bass. A chicken is involved in the first book- the boys leave a chicken behind on the mushroom planet because the inhabitants of the planet need the sulfur found in eggs as a nutritional element and are dying without it.

9n0vjn
Feb 14, 2009, 8:10pm

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10cmjinpg
Feb 11, 2015, 10:04pm

Does anyone have a first edition of "Ghost of Dibble Hollow" they are willing to sell at a really good price??
Thanks!
Chris