This is a great story with plenty of suspense. It's a quick, easy page turner with a storyline that makes the book hard to put down until the very end. This book is a fast moving winter's tale of mystery that centers on the escapades of seven youngsters as they seek adventure and encounter the unknown during a Depression-era Christmas. "The Maple Avenue Gang," as the seven are called, seeks to divert their attention from the prospect of few presents under the tree Christmas morning. Six ten-year old boys and one precocious eleven-year old girl consider several forays before settling on exploring a Pullman train car graveyard. They come face to face with both honorable and wicked hoboes and a mysterious figure who comes and goes-is he a ghost or spirit-good or evil?
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