|Get That Ghost to Go!|
Author: Macphail, Catherine/ Donnelly, Karen J. (ILT)
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Published: January 2006
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Duncan's life is turned upside down when a teenage ghost begins to follow him everywhere.
|Target Grade: 3-4|
|Grade level: 3-4|
|Physical Information: 0.50" H x 50.00" L x 5.50" W|
|Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure|
|Grade level(s): 3rd, 4th|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.|
|Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2006 July)
Gr 5-7 -These novels are designed for reluctant and slow readers. In the first book, Duncan is hit by a soccer ball and can then see an evil, smelly ghost. Blamed for the apparition's actions, the boy must figure out how to get rid of him. In Terror World , two boys find that the game they are playing at an arcade has taken them into a frightening real world inhabited by razor cats. Secret Room puts Adam in the middle of a World War II air raid. All three titles feature middle-school characters and have plots that develop quickly. The chapters typically end with some hook to keep readers involved. Accomplished readers won't be attracted to these books because of their simplistic appearance, but the large print and short length may appeal to readers who are intimidated by longer, text-heavy titles. The books might actually be more useful for teachers purchasing materials for resource-room use rather than for general library collections as they seem to lend themselves to direct reading instruction. Each novel contains discussion questions and writing prompts.-Anne L. Tormohlen, Deerfield Elementary School, Lawrence, KS[Page 108]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.