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Fantasy Fiction by Alan Gratz

Captain America: The Ghost Army

Captain America and his sidekick Bucky Barnes are fighting the good fight against the Nazis in Eastern Europe alongside the United States Ghost Army—a real American unit from World War II made up of artists, actors, and sound engineers who use inflatable tanks, giant loudspeakers, fake radio transmissions, and other props and tricks to deceive the Axis powers. But the German army has a Ghost Army of its own–and theirs are the floating, undead, kill-you-with-a-death-touch kind of ghosts! How can Cap and his friends fight something that’s already dead?

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The Monster War

Book Three in

Philomena Moffett has unleashed a 25,000-strong Monster Army on the American continent. Will Archie and his friends find the final two members of the League in time to save the world from utter destruction? Or will Moffett’s madness finally destroy the League–and all of humanity–once and for all?

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The League of Seven

Book One in

Archie Dent’s parents are members of the Septemberist Society, who protect humanity from giant monsters called Mangleborn. When his parents and the other Septemberists are brainwashed by a Mangleborn, Archie must assemble a new team of seven young heroes to save the world: the League of Seven.

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The Dragon Lantern

Book Two in

When a new villain with amazing powers steals a powerful artifact called The Dragon Lantern, Archie, Hachi, and Fergus are forced to split up, meeting new members of the League along the way. But will the deep-rooted secrets they uncover destroy this new League before it even comes together?

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Fantasy Baseball

A flying monkey in the outfield. A toad at short. Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz on the mound. Alex Metcalf thinks he’s dreaming, but the Oz Cyclones exist here in Ever After, where storybook characters live on as long as kids in the real world believe in them. But Alex isn’t a storybook. To get home, he and the Cyclones will have to win the Ever After Baseball Tournament and earn wishes from the Wizard of Oz.

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“Hero of the Five Points”

“Hero of the Five Points” is a rollicking short adventure set in 1853 in the world of the League of Seven fantasy series for middle-grade readers. Grab your aether pistol and your favorite stovepipe hat and join Dalton Dent as he tracks down the foul creature known as Mose.

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“Join, or Die”

Originally published as a limited edition chapbook, “Join, or Die” features Benjamin Franklin, his young assistant Willow Dent, and their indefatigable machine man Mr. Rivets as they battle sea serpents and fish-men in the true story of the Boston Tea Party.

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“The Ghost Who Came to Breakfast”

A modern Japanese family is visited by a warashi — a “good luck ghost” — whose friendship is financially rewarding. But as one member of the family will learn, good luck comes at a high price…

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“Don’t Wet the Bed”

What’s worse than having to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night? The thing that’s waiting under the bed to get you, of course.

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“Okiku and the Nine Plates”

A re-imagining of the classic Japanese ghost story of the same name. In this version, a samurai “Special Investigator” with a knack for dealing with yōkai — Japanese spirits — is sent by the Shogun to deal with a mysterious phenomenon menacing one of his faithful daimyo.

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