Arthur and the Goalie Ghost (Arthur Good Sports Chapter Books Series #5)

Arthur and the Goalie Ghost (Arthur Good Sports Chapter Books Series #5)

by Marc Brown
     
 

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Marc Brown's new chapter book series features Arthur and his friends for sports fans ready to read on their own. Each book features a longer, sports-related Arthur Adventure, which has been vetted by a reading specialist and has loads of kid appeal. Arthur is in top form as he tries to help Buster goaltend like his hockey hero and plays basketball with a new pen pal.

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Marc Brown's new chapter book series features Arthur and his friends for sports fans ready to read on their own. Each book features a longer, sports-related Arthur Adventure, which has been vetted by a reading specialist and has loads of kid appeal. Arthur is in top form as he tries to help Buster goaltend like his hockey hero and plays basketball with a new pen pal. Arthur fans will want to read and collect all of these new chapter books!

Author Biography: Marc Brown is the author and illustrator of the Arthur Adventure series and D.W. titles, and co-developer of the Emmy Award-winning PBS children's television series Arthur. He lives with his family in Hingham, Massachusetts, and on Martha's Vineyard.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Aside from the title and the fact that the book is part of the "Arthur Chapter Book" series, this story really features his friend Buster. It is Buster who is the goalie on the hockey team made up of the whole gang. But Buster feels the weight of winning or loosing, rests with him. He is haunted by the appearance and advice of the legendary goalie—Jacques Nettoyer. While the advice from the ghost is good, it does not really match Buster's style of play. It is only when his coach urges him to find what works best for him that Buster is able to come to terms with his strengths and skills and rid himself of the ghost. There is also a subplot with the local newspaper where his mother is the editor and their decision to run a series about the hockey team. It is a good story that will appeal to boys and girls and one that presents a positive message. 2001, Little Brown,
— Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316121460
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Arthur Good Sports Chapter Books Series, #5
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of the number-one children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also illustrated many other books for children, including Ten Tiny Toes and If All the Animals Came Inside. Marc lives with his family in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha¿s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1946
Place of Birth:
Erie, Pennsylvania
Education:
M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969

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