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The Sleepwalking Snowman

Illustrated by Victor Rivas

It’s Desmond and Andres versus a sneaky snowman in the seventh book of the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol series!

There’s snow in the air and a sneaky snowman on the loose! When one of the local kids builds the perfect snowman, it comes to life…and not in a Frosty, sing-song kind of way. Now it’s up to Desmond and Andres to chill this overgrown snowball out before the whole town gets frozen.

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

The Sleepwalking Snowman CHAPTER ONE WINTER IS WEIRD


Winter is weird, isn’t it?

At first, everything is great! There’s a chill in the air. The first snowfall covers the world like a white, fluffy blanket. Even the smell of winter is awesome.

And there are so many things to do: like snowball fights, skiing, playing hockey, sledding, skating, and even making snowmen.

Then at night there is nothing better than warming up in front of a roaring fireplace.

Winter is the best!

At least it’s the best until the snow gets all dirty and gross. Then the streets get icy and slippery, and it gets so windy outside, you can’t even keep your eyes open.

The days get shorter. It gets dark right after school. And then there’s no time for winter fun.



If I thought winter in Kersville was going to be any different, boy, was I wrong.

Big-time!

See, that’s me, Andres Miedoso, under all that snow. And that’s my best friend, Desmond Cole, with the snowballs.

And that’s the sleepwalking snowman. Yeah, you heard me right.



How did we end up here? Well, like I said, winter is weird!

Let me start at the beginning.

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.

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.

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