The Funeral Director's Son

  • Title: The Funeral Director's Son
  • Author: Coleen Murtagh Paratore
  • ISBN: 9781416935940
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Funeral Director s Son This family business is for life In the small town of Clover when you die you are put to rest by Campbell and Sons Funeral Home Unfortunately twelve year old Kip Campbell happens to be the only son
    This family business is for life In the small town of Clover, when you die, you are put to rest by Campbell and Sons Funeral Home Unfortunately twelve year old Kip Campbell happens to be the only son in that title And that s a problem for him since the funeral home business is the last thing he wants to inherit, even if he has a gift for it See, it just so hap This family business is for life In the small town of Clover, when you die, you are put to rest by Campbell and Sons Funeral Home Unfortunately twelve year old Kip Campbell happens to be the only son in that title And that s a problem for him since the funeral home business is the last thing he wants to inherit, even if he has a gift for it See, it just so happens that Kip can talk to the dead Well, they talk to him, really They tell him what they need in order to move on to the great beyond Kip wants to move too Straight out of Clover He s about to give notice he s done helping the dead when he s offered a surprising deal Find out the secret that is holding back old Billy Blye, and Kip will receive his weight in gold That would be enough to take him far away from Clover, and Campbell and Sons Funeral Home.

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    About Coleen Murtagh Paratore


    1. I majored in English at The College of Saint Rose, in Albany, and after two internships in advertising and public relations, decided to enter the communications field, which is a place where writers can write and make a living too I got married three months after graduation my husband Tony and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary next August , and we moved to Connecticut I worked at a large advertising pr firm during the day and got my master s in English at Trinity College nights When we moved back to the Albany, New York area a few years later, I took a job as a publicist for Russell Sage College in Troy and soon became Director of Communications for the Sage Colleges Our son, Christopher, was born in 1989 Two years later I took out a small business loan, left my safe job and founded Books Worth Writing, to develop and publish The Remembering Book, an heirloom quality tribute to a loved one s life created after losing my best friend to cancer and wanting to be sure the story of her life was remembered and celebrated This book product is now in its 3rd printing, 10,000 copies sold Around that same time, I began teaching as an adjunct instructor in the English Department at Russell Sage, doing freelance public relations assignments for business and nonprofit clients, and leading public speaking workshops for women Our son, Connor, was born in 1992 and then our third son, Dylan, in 1994.After Dylan was born, I hopped off the career train for a few years to chase after three boys under the age of 5 I wrote a song for each of my sons and sang their special songs to them as bedtime lullabies I kept a journal I have on and off since college , wrote poems, and roasts for friends birthdays, planted a perennial garden, a vegetable garden, read tons of books, started a book club, cleared a walking trail in the woods behind our house and with my three young sons in tow, I returned to my library days We devoured books together, morning, noon and night We d fill an L.L Bean sack full of picture books every week, snuggle up on the couch, and read, read, read I didn t know it at the time, but in addition to it being enormously FUN, this was fabulous research As I was devoting my best creative energy to my children and sharing my love of books with them, I was soaking in lessons in characterization and plot and structure and language feeding my writer s voice in happy hibernation.I still didn t know that I would write children s books, yet everything in my life was leading me on that path Ironically, I d meet former business colleagues out and about and they d say, you re writing children s books, right I can t tell you how many people asked me that It wasn t my goal or my intention.Breaking into this business was the hardest and longest race I ve ever run I wrote stories for four years before I felt the work was ready And then, once my writing was of publishable quality, it took two years of submitting before I got a contract 179 rejections later You ve got to want it badly You ve got to read, read, read, and write, write, write and revise, revise, revise, and listen to people who are wiser than you, and learn from your rejections, and take comments from editors very seriously, and be willing to catch the fireflies of inspiration before they fly off forgotten, and, most of all, you ve got to BELIEVE in yourself Believe, believe, believe.Emerson said nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm Write on.


    469 Comments


    1. This was a good book. At first I was confused of what was happening and who these characters are, but I slowly started to make sense. This book is about a young boy named Christopher whose family runs a funeral home. His family had the funeral home since it was built. Christopher hates being in the funeral home with all of the dead bodies, but he lives on the second floor of the same building. He goes through thoughts that he might run the funeral home in the future

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    2. It wasn't my kind of book. It was a little bit weird.

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    3. Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadTooChristopher "Kip" Campbell is the funeral director's son. The Campbell family lives in the small town of Clover and everyone knows Campbell and Sons Funeral Home. Everyone in the family has their job to do and the family business has been passed down from generation to generation, Christopher to Christopher. Kip doesn't want to be a funeral director. He wants to get away from his small town. No one thinks it's cool to live in a fun [...]

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    4. Below is my review from the Feb '09 SLJ:Gr 4–6—Kip, 12, is unhappy with the prospect of one day running the family business, Campbell and Sons Funeral Home, and longs to escape his small New England town and explore the world. However, he has a unique ability that should make him a natural in the profession: he can hear the voices of the newly dead that have not yet passed on to "the good" and help them resolve the issues that are keeping them anchored to this world. Eager to go to summer ca [...]

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    5. Who is Kip Campbell? He's the funeral director's son. He's the outdoor guy. The problem is Kip doesn't want to follow in his father's footsteps. He doesn't want to be a funeral director.What I thought: A quick read (134 pages). Kip isn't as complex as Paratore's other character Willa, but he's endearing all the same. Paratore writes from Kip's perspective with ease. That must come from having three sons of her own. I liked the fantasy element in the book. It kept me reading--wanting to know why [...]

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    6. Kip doesn't want to grow up to be Funeral Director. He doesn't want to do what every one of his ancestors have done, but he can't ecscape it either. Great for the reluctant boy reader. It's a little mystery and a little magic.

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    7. It is so nice to find a book that embraces good hearted values and morals. I liked reading this story because it shows how young people can make choices that affect people for both good and bad and they do it triumphantly. Kudos to the author! Try reading the Wedding Planner's Daugher, too.

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    8. This was a good book. But sometimes its hard to understand whats going.

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    9. When I first readthis book I felt really sad about how all the kids have to see dead people.

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    10. Rather cute book. A fast read that I enjoyed.

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    11. I loved this book, but the end was a cliff hanger.

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    12. This was really good. It was almost like a murder mystery.

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    13. good enough that I wanted to read the next book - fun read.

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    14. Not much of a plot -- unless you're talking a burial plot. Breezy and quick, but ultimately dead on arrival.

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    15. I was pretty consumed by this at first and loved it up until the last quarter of the book, where it got really formulaic in a hurry. Still, a good mystery for upper elementary types.

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    16. The funeral directors son, the wedding planners daughter. The exact opposite and same.

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    17. This book was kind of hard to categorize. It's more or less realistic fiction, with the minor addition of the main characters' ability to communicate with the dead. Very gentle & thought-provoking.

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