VIRTUAL EVENT: CORY PUTMAN OAKES - The Second Best Haunted Hotel on Mercer Street


Thursday, August 27 at 4pm CT

The Second-Best Haunted Hotel on Mercer Street


In conversation with Adrianna Cuevas,
author of The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez





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  • Event Begins at 4pm CT

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A family-run haunted hotel’s livelihood is threatened when a bigger haunted hotel opens nearby in this hilarious, spooky story

Twelve-year-old Willow Ivan’s family has run the Hotel Ivan for four hundred years. Through thick and thin, they’ve held on tight to their title as the Best Haunted Hotel on Mercer Street. That is, until the Hauntery—a corporate chain of haunted hotels—moves in down the street. As the Ivan’s business fades, so do their ghostly staff. And Willow begins to worry that The Ivan’s days are numbered.

Then Willow meets Evie, a Hauntery ghost who’s forced to play the part of a Spooky Little Girl even though she longs to be a Terrifying Phantasm. So when Willow offers her a job at The Ivan, Evie accepts—but she doesn’t tell Willow that she’s still working for The Ivan’s competition, for fear of losing her new job and friend.

Together, the girls come up with a plan to save The Ivan. But with The Ivan ghosts already fading and Evie’s secret threatening to come out, will it be too late?


Cory Putman Oakes is the author of Dinosaur BoyDinosaur Boy Saves Mars, and Witchtown. She lives, writes, and often bakes in Austin, Texas.


Adrianna Cuevas is a first-generation Cuban American originally from Miami, Florida. After teaching Spanish and ESOL for sixteen years, she decided to pursue her passion for storytelling. Adrianna currently resides outside of Austin, Texas with her husband and son where they enjoy hiking, traveling, and cooking lots of Cuban food. 

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 4:00pm
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The Second-Best Haunted Hotel on Mercer Street Cover Image
By Cory Putman Oakes, Jane Pica (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419740176
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 18th, 2020

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