WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR FAN IS A PHANTOM The talented trio at Spence Mansion loves getting fan mail But when a strange letter arrives saying that the end is near, it s clear something sinister is afoot Even worse, the Ghastly Post Office is preparing to close, which will make it difficult to deliver future ghost stories fromOld Cemetary Road A new technology called VEXT mail is threatening to replace letters, books, hair dryers, and even garage door openers Is there anyone who can save the post office The writer of the mysterious fan letter just might try But could he end up striking down Ghastly s beloved ghost writer in the process Eleven year old Seymour Hope and his new friend, Wy Fye, must solve these postmortem mysteries before it s too late


10 thoughts on “The Phantom of the Post Office

  1. Nancy Kotkin Nancy Kotkin says:

    As I do with all of the titles in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, I have some credibility issues with this book Namely, no one stays in the hospital for an entire month, especially not for the flu On the other hand, I admire the Klise sisters ability to tell a fully fleshed out and rather entertaining story using only letters and newspaper entries While the identity of the phantom was obvious, the strands of the plot are tightly woven And I really enjoyed this fourth book in the series, wh As I do with all of the titles in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, I have some credibility issues with this book Namely, no one stays in the hospital for an entire month, especially not for the flu On the other hand, I admire the Klise sisters ability to tell a fully fleshed out and rather entertaining story using only letters and newspaper entries While the identity of the phantom was obvious, the strands of the plot are tightly woven And I really enjoyed this fourth book in the series, whose message is so timely and relevant Is human communication dying at the hands of technology


  2. Heather Heather says:

    Another funny and clever entry to the series I love that the phantom of the post office lives in P.O box 5 and all of the other Phantom of the Opera parallels Of course most kids have not read or seen Phantom, but that s not a problem because Klise s young characters are currently reading the book and make sure we see the parallels The decision of the USPS to quit postal mail and go to virtual mail will probably not matter terribly much to kids, although I am sure that there are still plen Another funny and clever entry to the series I love that the phantom of the post office lives in P.O box 5 and all of the other Phantom of the Opera parallels Of course most kids have not read or seen Phantom, but that s not a problem because Klise s young characters are currently reading the book and make sure we see the parallels The decision of the USPS to quit postal mail and go to virtual mail will probably not matter terribly much to kids, although I am sure that there are still plenty who like checking their mailbox or receiving a package Likewise, some kids may not see the humor in the VEXT mail veil s all in one oh so convenient attributes Both kids and adults, however, will see the humor as the virtual VEXT mail continues to be a flop And this book and series will also be a hit for anyone who likes to read their books in letter format


  3. Isabella Aracely Isabella Aracely says:

    The Phantom of the Post Office was an amazing book I loved the ending and the part when Seymour made a new friend The twist in the story made the story so muchinteresting and I really enjoyed it If you have never read this series, but you enjoy funny ghost adventures, you might like this book series I know I have liked all the other books Seymour got something that he really wanted at the end, but realizes that what he got wasn t as important as writing letters to true friends and f The Phantom of the Post Office was an amazing book I loved the ending and the part when Seymour made a new friend The twist in the story made the story so muchinteresting and I really enjoyed it If you have never read this series, but you enjoy funny ghost adventures, you might like this book series I know I have liked all the other books Seymour got something that he really wanted at the end, but realizes that what he got wasn t as important as writing letters to true friends and family anyway In the story the post office is in danger of being demolished, in the end you will find out if it gets demolished or not


  4. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    This is the first book I ve read in the series it was on our new shelf at the library , and it is so charming It is written in letters, emails, and newspaper clippings, which is a style of interest to me because of the popularity of diary books The series revolves around three main characters who live in an old mansion, Ignatius Iggy Grumply Seymour, a young boy and Olive, who is a ghost They live without modern technology, and Olive writes stories that are solely delivered by snail ma This is the first book I ve read in the series it was on our new shelf at the library , and it is so charming It is written in letters, emails, and newspaper clippings, which is a style of interest to me because of the popularity of diary books The series revolves around three main characters who live in an old mansion, Ignatius Iggy Grumply Seymour, a young boy and Olive, who is a ghost They live without modern technology, and Olive writes stories that are solely delivered by snail mail and are immensely popular there is a certain excitement in getting real mail, that s for sure In this book, the post office is being forced to close, in hopes to be replaced with a faulty technology called VEXT mail it s a veil , which Olive is very against Another mysterious character is also against the move to complete virtual digital service and begins writing letters to Olive from post office box 5 signed as the Phantom play on the Phantom of the Opera, which I had the privilege to see in the 7th grade in SF I just love all the humor in this book the names of the characters and word play are nerdtastic This is also a good book to explain to children about technological changes and how not all people have fancy gadgets As a public library staff person reference librarian at a small community college, the digital divide is definitely alive


  5. Bailey Kincaid Bailey Kincaid says:

    This book is very creatively told through letters and messages and newspaper clippings It s a mystery and even though there is a ghost a phantom , it is not scary An Illinois post office is set to close to make room for atechnologically savvy building called VEXT mail The people who live at Spence Mansion start receiving mysterious messages that need solved We follow the story to discover who the mysterious phantom of the post office is This book is good for ages 9 and up This boo This book is very creatively told through letters and messages and newspaper clippings It s a mystery and even though there is a ghost a phantom , it is not scary An Illinois post office is set to close to make room for atechnologically savvy building called VEXT mail The people who live at Spence Mansion start receiving mysterious messages that need solved We follow the story to discover who the mysterious phantom of the post office is This book is good for ages 9 and up This book is very cleverly written, and students LOVE mystery books, so they would enjoy reading it It could be a good way to introduce how to write letters, or could be used as a novel to read during Halloween time


  6. Kerry W Kerry W says:

    kept my interest very quick, easy read.


  7. Jane Maple Jane Maple says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The post office is being shut down and being replaced by vext mail which doesn t work very well Olive and Grumply are very upset since they almost always communicate by letter Seymour falls victim to a very contagious phantom flu as does the librarian s niece Wynonna Wy Fye Her uncle has taken away her phone and given her book to read she selects Phantom of the Opera She goes through with drawl from her device, but Seymour is willing to read the book and they exchange notes back and fort The post office is being shut down and being replaced by vext mail which doesn t work very well Olive and Grumply are very upset since they almost always communicate by letter Seymour falls victim to a very contagious phantom flu as does the librarian s niece Wynonna Wy Fye Her uncle has taken away her phone and given her book to read she selects Phantom of the Opera She goes through with drawl from her device, but Seymour is willing to read the book and they exchange notes back and forth Seymour thinks Wy is cute Grumply sends food and letters up to Seymour via a pulley system since Seymour is so contagious Olive also looks at old letters from her friend Weston Peece, because she says it tells the story of how you can fall in love through letters However in the end she decides against the letters since she says the ending is too depressing because Weston becomes a mailman and wants to deliever Olive s letter that she is a published author but none arrive before her death Meanwhile a phantom is haunting the town and objecting to the post office closure At one point he steals the letter f so that every word that has an f in it has to be spelled with a ph instead oph rather than of The post office is spared by a last minute text from Wy The town decides to keep the post office and loose the vextmail The phantom is revealed to be the ghost of Weston Peece, who said that he felt guilty that he didn t get Olive s acceptance letter to her before she died


  8. Debra Debra says:

    I am very much enjoying this series This one tackles the intrusion and addiction of modern technology in a very fun way Wy Fye is being sent to her uncle s house in Ghastly for a one month separation from her cell phone If she can avoid digital devices for one month, she will get her cell phone back Meanwhile, the town of Ghastly has been chosen to be the launch for a new technology which will make postal mail and the post office obsolete VEXT mail is a veil that fits over your head and no I am very much enjoying this series This one tackles the intrusion and addiction of modern technology in a very fun way Wy Fye is being sent to her uncle s house in Ghastly for a one month separation from her cell phone If she can avoid digital devices for one month, she will get her cell phone back Meanwhile, the town of Ghastly has been chosen to be the launch for a new technology which will make postal mail and the post office obsolete VEXT mail is a veil that fits over your head and not only has phone and video capabilities, but also movies, games, an expresso maker, microwave, and garage door opener The exchanges between the postmaster general and the local postmistress are very funny The whole thing over your head to communicate is hilarious Also, Seymour and Wy Fye both contract the flu and end up in the hospital where they are forced to connect through notes and letters and share the reading of The Phantom of the Opera as they try to solve the mystery of the phantom who is haunting the post office Will the post office become obsolete and torn down How will Olive, Grumply and Seymour deliver their next 3 chapters to their loyal fans Who is the Phantom of the Post Office This is my favorite so date


  9. E. E. says:

    Oh man I know I m not in the target range audience for this series, but this may be the best one yet This book is certainly the most mysterious one so far, and it really captivated me When I got to the end and found out the great news, I got chills about how wonderfully crafted the whole situation was I teared up with joy for Olive, and was so sad for all the guilt a certain someone must have been living with Also, when Seymour asked someone the same thing someone once asked Olive, I kind o Oh man I know I m not in the target range audience for this series, but this may be the best one yet This book is certainly the most mysterious one so far, and it really captivated me When I got to the end and found out the great news, I got chills about how wonderfully crafted the whole situation was I teared up with joy for Olive, and was so sad for all the guilt a certain someone must have been living with Also, when Seymour asked someone the same thing someone once asked Olive, I kind of fangirled for the two of them I can t wait to see where that goes in the next book I think all of the technology bashing can be justified by how in the end it s shown that technology can be very useful and sometimes necessary


  10. Trina (aNovelReader) Trina (aNovelReader) says:

    A cute twist on the phantom of the opera The post office is set to close in the town of Ghastly when a new form of corresponding in the way of Vext mail is scheduled to take over Iggy, Seymour and their resident ghost, Olive, dig up a long lost friend and together find a way to save the post office and continue their book series.