The Girl with the Ghost Machine by Lauren DeStefanoGr. 3-6. For the past two years, 12-year-old Emmaline Beaumont’s father has been working day and night in the basement on a ghost machine intended to bring his wife back from the dead. Emmy feels abandoned, until one night, in anger, she flings her cup of tea into the machine’s mouth, and before she knows it, her mother appears in the kitchen for a few brief minutes. [Read More]