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Claribel Ortega’s GHOST SQUAD Getting Movie Adaptation

Claribel Ortega‘s middle grade paranormal Ghost Squad isn’t hitting shelves until April, but it’s already on its way to the screen!

Scholastic Entertainment, the media division of the company, has hired writer/director Brenda Chapman (Brave, Come Away) to helm and adapt the story, which follows two best friends and outcasts, Lucely and Syd, after they accidentally awaken dark spirits just before Halloween and must enlist the help of Syd’s witchy grandmother, Babette, and a chonky housecat named Chunk to save their town from disaster.

Deadline first reported the news and Ortega shared her excitement on Twitter shortly thereafter:

There’s no news yet on where or when we can expect the movie, but we’ll keep you updated. In the meantime, you can preorder Ghost Squad, out April 7th, via Amazon, B&N, or Indiebound. You can also find out more about the book at!

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary