Carter's life changes when an old man entrusts him with a book of magical spells. Ridge, his best friend, wants to try one of the spells—the power to bring people back to life—but Carter isn't comfortable with the idea. He finally consents when Ridge suggests they resurrect an obscure composer they've been studying in school. But will the spell work, and if it does, will the boys agree never to do it again?
Note from the author: this book represents the combined efforts of me (Andrea Pearson), my illustrator (James E Curwen), and a local group of kids. James and I gave the kids full creative control over nearly every aspect of the story as a way to help them learn writing and illustrating skills. The book represents our combined efforts, is an introduction to the Ranch City Academy series, and we will continue doing a book per year with these kids. It was a lot of fun to get their feedback on every aspect of the project!