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Ghostsitters (Araminta Spookie Series #5)

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  • Posted March 28, 2010

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    This is the last book so far. It's just as entertaining as the previous four. Makes you want more Araminta Spookie!

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  • Posted May 21, 2009

    Ghostly Excitement-Review by Eastern Kentucky University Student; Library Science

    Angie Sage's fifth book with Araminta Spookie is sure to capture reader's attention in this exciting story. Araminta Spookie is about to celebrate her birthday, but things aren't going the way she planned. Life is bound to have some disappointments and surprises. She finds out an imporant lesson: "There is always a slug in the lettuce sandwich of life."

    Araminta and her best friend Wanda are left to defend themselves from their controlling babysitter, Nurse Watkins, while her Uncle Drac and Aunt Tabby decide to explore the bat caves. Fortunately, Araminta's cool cousin Mathilda shows up to watch the girls. Araminta thinks she is going to have a fun time with Mathilda in charge, but things get more complicated when Mathilda brings two ghosts with her. Ned and Jed are the two ghosts, who love making messes and throwing things. They are causing so much trouble that the best ghost at Spookie House, Sir Horace, is threatening to leave the premises. Araminta finds herself fighting off ghostsitters and putting her Big Plan for saving Sir Horace's castle into action all on what was supposed to be a great birthday.

    This book is a wonderful choice for elementary students between the ages of 7-10, who enjoy reading humorous, adventure stories. The characters in the book are scary creatures, such as ghosts and vampires, but the book doesn't contain material that would scare children. At the end of the book, there is also a link provided where readers can go online to play games, send spookie e-cards, and learn more about the characters who inhabit Spookie House. Readers will have fun reading the book and then exploring the web site. Readers will not only have fun reading the book, but will also learn important life long lessons. The entire set of Araminta Spookie stories seem to be thoroughly enjoyed by children and would make a wonderful addition to a library collection, as well as fun, books to use in a classroom.

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  • Posted April 16, 2009

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    It isn't enough that Araminta and best friend, Wanda, are left behind during her birthday week just so Aunt Tabby, Uncle Drac, and Wanda's parents can explore the giant bat caves of Transylvannia.

    Great Aunt Emilene has been "delayed," which means the girls are stuck with a worse babysitting prospect: Nurse Watkins. Thank goodness Araminta's cooler-than-cool cousin Mathilda shows up and convinces Nurse Watkins that Aunt Tabby wouldn't mind if she looked after the girls alone.

    But Araminta and Wanda quickly realize there are worse things than having an old fuddy-duddy for a babysitter once they meet Ned and Jed, two young poltergeists Mathilda can't make go away.

    The mischievous spirits aren't in Spookie Manor more than five minutes before wreaking all sorts of havoc. With resident ghost Sir Horace already on edge over the planned destruction of his old keep, it's not long before he's threatening to vacate the premises permanently. When Ned and Jed's antics lead to the discovery of a tarnished old ring hidden in Sir Horace's armor, the old ghost is beyond despair and out the door with the manor's other two ghosts (his page Edmond and faithful wold Fang) in tow.

    Together Araminta, Wanda, and Mathilda must find the source of Horace's distress, save his keep, bring their ghosts home, convince their new guests Spookie Manor *isn't* where they want to settle permanently, and set the house back to rights - all before the grown-ups return from their trip.

    With its light, humorous storytelling and quirky, engaging characters, GHOSTSITTERS gives young readers an entertaining escape into Araminta's world of paranormal excursions and hijinx.

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