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There’s a witch running the school in this twenty-first haunted adventure in the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol series!

The principal of Kersville Elementary School is almost definitely a witch. Some witches use their magic for good, but other witches use their magic for casting hexes on unsuspecting elementary school students. Which kind of witch is their principal?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on every page, the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.





  Have you ever been called to the principal’s office? Everything about it is terrifying!

  First you have to hear your name called over the loudspeaker inside every classroom. And it is really LOUD, isn’t it?


  And then all the kids in the class turn to look at you, and you hear their ooooohs as you walk out of the classroom to your doom!


  Walking down the hallway to the principal’s office is the worst. Kids in other classrooms watch you go by, and you can see them whispering about you.

  The closer you get to the office, the more you start to sweat. And once you arrive, you always need to wait to see the principal. It’s like they want you to sit there and think about whatever it was you did wrong!


  Of course, it’s not always a bad thing to go to the principal’s office. One time a kid was called because he was getting a very big award for never being late to class!


  Cool, right? Except that visiting the principal’s office made him late to class, so that poor kid had to give that award right back. Ugh.



  Another time, the principal wanted to see Julia Smith, but there were two kids named Julia Smith. Only one of them was in trouble, but the principal didn’t know which one, so she gave them both detention!

  Now that I think about it, maybe going to the principal’s office is always a bad thing. Well, at least it’s always an interesting time.

  Like, for example, the time when Desmond and I went to the principal’s office together. Let’s just say, it was a, uh, magical experience.

  An experience that involved me, Andres Miedoso, tripping over balls and getting tangled up in a bunch of jump ropes.

  And my best friend, Desmond Cole, dodging balls and twirling a Hula-Hoop at the same time.


  I bet you’re wondering about the shadow that was reaching out for us. I can shine some light on that, but I’d better start this story way back at the very beginning.

About The Author

Andres Miedoso is still afraid of everything as a grown-up, even after all his adventures with Desmond Cole. He lives in New York City with his family, and he remains best friends with Desmond but returns to Kersville only when he’s needed.

About The Illustrator

Victor Rivas was born and raised in Vigo, Spain, and he lives outside of Barcelona. He has been a freelance illustrator for thirty years, illustrating children’s and teen books, comics, and concept art for multimedia games and animation.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (July 3, 2024)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665952934
  • Ages: 5 - 9

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