Christina's Ghost

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Betty Ren Wright adroitly combines a suspenseful tale of the supernatural with the touching story of two very different people who learn to like each other.

Christina dreads spending the summer with crabby Uncle Ralph in his spooky Victorian mansion. Things change, however, when she sees the ghostly figure...

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Overview

Betty Ren Wright adroitly combines a suspenseful tale of the supernatural with the touching story of two very different people who learn to like each other.

Christina dreads spending the summer with crabby Uncle Ralph in his spooky Victorian mansion. Things change, however, when she sees the ghostly figure of a small, sad boy. Could he be linked to the murders that happened in the house thirty years before? And what evil, chilling presence is lurking in the attic?

• Winner of seven child-voted state awards!
• Georgia Children's Book Award
• Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award
• Oklahoma Sequoyah Children's Book Award
• South Carolina Children's Book Award
• Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
• Texas Bluebonnet Award
• Virginia Young Readers Award

Christina's summer in a spooky, isolated Victorian house with her grumpy uncle turns into a ghostly adventure.

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Gr 4-6 Ten-year-old Christina is staying at a gloomy old house in the country where her Uncle Ralph is house-sitting. When she repeatedly sees the ghostly figure of a small boy, she investigates. Christina discovers that 30 years ago, the boy, Russell Charles, and his tutor, Thomas Dixon, were murdered because of some rare stamps Dixon had stolen. Christina and Uncle Ralph decide to find the missing stamps and lay the ghosts to rest. The plot is well-constructed and moves quickly. The ghosts are convincing, as Wright conveys the wistfulness of the boy and the terrifying presence of Dixon without turning them into caricatures of human beings. The climactic scene in which Christina and Uncle Ralph find the stamps and flee the house pursued by the vengeful Dixon is sure to have readers on the edge of their seats. The mystery is a bit pat; one visit to a newspaper office reveals the facts of the murder, and the conclusion that finding the stamps will lay the ghosts to rest is produced out of thin air and not based on either clues or deduction. However, the side plot concerning the evolving relationship between Christina, who is uncomfortable with her bachelor uncle, and her uncle, who does not seem to care much for Christina, is well handled. Although not as tense and suspenseful as Wright's The Dollhouse Murders (Holiday, 1983), this will nicely fill the request for ``a good scary ghost story, please.'' Lisa Smith, Cold Spring Harbor Library, N . Y .
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Gr 3-6-Carol Jordan Stewart's expert narration adds distinction to Betty Wright's fairly routine but entertaining ghost story (Holiday, 1985). Stewart does a wonderful job of voicing Christina, a lonely girl forced to spend some time with her grumpy Uncle Ralph in an isolated mansion, and bringing gruff yet vulnerable Uncle Ralph to life. His exchanges with the riddle-loving Christina keep listeners hooked. The fast-moving story kicks into high gear when Christina sees a young boy in a blue sailor suit watching her swim. He vanishes, but she keeps spotting this fleeting mysterious figure, and speculates about him being a ghost. Some sleuthing leads to the discovery that the boy was Russell Charles, the victim of a crime committed in the mansion 30 years ago. To Christina's dismay, she discovers that the evil spirit responsible for his death is residing in the ice cold attic. Although it possesses many familiar elements (secret rooms, an unsolved crime), this ghost story will captivate young listeners. As Christina joins forces with her crusty uncle, Wright adds surprising poignancy to the family dynamics. And by introducing an ill-tempered small town newspaper editor who thinks women should not pursue careers, Wright adds a welcome commentary about sexism, helping Christina realize that she must defy traditional gender roles and embrace her inner girl-power. Stewart reads this formulaic story with heart and a surprising sense of humanity.-Brian E. Wilson, Evanston Public Library, IL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590427098
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1987
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.59 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Betty Ren Wright is the renowned author of numerous books for young readers. Her other thrillers, including The Dollhouse Murders and Crandalls' Castle, have each won numerous state awards, and her The Ghost in Room 11 won the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award. A former children's book editor, she lives in Wisconsin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2007

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    Christina¿s Ghost by Betty Ren Wright is a fictional book about a ten year-old girl Christina who lives in a grim house and keeps seeing a ghostly figure who looks like a small boy. I really enjoyed this book because the book gave so much suspense and it moves quickly. The book was easy to read and the words were not difficult. The book takes place in a house that her uncle has to house sit for the summer and Christina has to stay with him because her parents are going to Alaska for the summer. Christina loves riddle books. Whenever she would read a riddle and laugh, she would see the ghostly figure. So Christina decides to look up about this boy, and finds out he used to live in this house. The small boys name is Russell Charles. Russell and his tutor, Thomas Dixon, were murdered because Thomas had stolen some rare stamps. The authors point of view was that she was trying to be suspenseful. She used a lot of foreshadowing during the chapters. The language she used was easy to understand. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense. Also, who likes to read easy books. The lesson this book taught me was to face my fears.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2001

    Scary...but not too scary

    I am currently a senior in college. But I remember reading this book in grade school. I remember it scared me more than anything I had ever read! It was memorable, and I recommend it to kids and adults. Wright does such an awesome job of capturing the reader, and she is so imaginative.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2000

    A 'Thriller' for 4th grade age/reading level

    I read this book when I was in 4th grade. When I babysit I STILL read it to kids, and even now, as a high schooler, for my own enjoyment too. Its a kind of mystery book, the ones that get kids hooked on certain authors!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    This book both terrified me and captivated me when I was a child

    This book both terrified me and captivated me when I was a child. So much so that I spent forever on google trying to figure out the title of it so I could share it with my son! Wonderfully suspenseful story that will make you want to read it over and over....and then again when you grow up! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Cg

    Best book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

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    Stink both off you peoples again my name is bye for now jackass awesome book biacthes

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Hi

    Great book
    Will keep you gripping the book untill the end
    I read it all in one sitting
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

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    This has been my first mystery book and my favorite:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

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    How is this book


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    She rocks

    Im in 4th gread and my teach reads it to us shes got us all hooked on mery doning hahwn she rocks i personly love "ghost storys"!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2007

    Awesome Book!!!!

    This book is great. It has so many ghost things happening in the book. But It!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2004

    This book shivers within itself

    I read this book in 2nd grade and I couldn't stop thinking about it. I told all my friends about it in class. Even as a sixth grader now, I still recommend this book to my friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2002

    My favorite Book ever

    I read this book in 5th grade and fell in love with it. I have read it 100 times I am sure since then. Even as an adult I get drawn into the story!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2002

    A heart-thumper!

    Betty has done a fantastic job writing this ghost story. It made my hands sweaty and my heart thump at the end!

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