Ghost Story


There's a ghost in my room. I talk to it at night when I can't sleep. But I get blamed for everything it does.

I am a famous singer. When my Uncle Pete visits us, I will perform ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $4.49   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 2 of 3
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: North Dartmouth, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 2 of 3
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...


There's a ghost in my room. I talk to it at night when I can't sleep. But I get blamed for everything it does.

I am a famous singer. When my Uncle Pete visits us, I will perform for him. My brother is jealous. He's always talking about some old ghost.

Uncle Pete:
Ghosts can be trouble. I know all about them. It's lucky I'm here.


When Uncle Pete comes to visit, he listens to Celeste's singing and helps Jonathan get rid of the ghost that's been causing so much trouble.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Jonathan is a young boy with a bit of a problem. He has a ghost living in his house. What makes things worse is that he is the only one who knows it exists. Sometimes the ghost keeps Jonathan company when he can't fall asleep. Other times, it gets cranky and shakes his bed and does mischievous things like turning his lights on and off and getting him into trouble. Nobody believes Jonathan when he tries to explain that a ghost is doing all of these terrible things and even his sister, Celeste, thinks he's crazy. It is only when their Uncle Pete comes for a visit that Jonathan's problem is solved. Finally, someone believes him. Not only that, but Uncle Pete knows a bit about ghosts himself and helps Jonathan set the ghost free, also freeing Jonathan from the ghost's mischief. The story moves along slowly and awkwardly and may frighten some children since the author uses photographs to illustrate, making it seem more realistic. Overall, it is not something I would recommend for younger children and older children might not find it riveting enough to stay engaged. 2001, South China Printing Company, $15.95. Ages 7 to 9. Reviewer:Emily Cook
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Stunning full-color photographs of an African-American family fail to make up for a weak story. The tale is told first from Jonathan's point of view-he believes there is a ghost in his room that knocks his books off the shelves and throws his basketball in the fish tank. Then his sister, Celeste, chimes in, describing how she loves to sing and how her jealous brother is imagining a crazy ghost. They both are anxiously awaiting their uncle's visit. The relative arrives and readers see photos that depict his life out West. Then he listens to Celeste sing and helps Jonathan catch his ghost with a sheet, throwing it out the window. The clear photographs with intriguing shadows capture flying objects and tell the story of a very caring family. It is touching how Uncle Pete pays attention to both children. However, the story is disjointed and lacks cohesion. Readers are left confused and unsatisfied- does the ghost really exist? Turn to Crews's more successful photo-essays, such as Snowball (1997) and You Are Here (1998, both Greenwillow), for a better appreciation of her art.-Anne Knickerbocker, Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
This unusual story uses multiple first-person narrators and photographs of a real family to tell the story of Jonathan, an African-American boy who is bothered by a ghost who has taken up residence in the family home, though only Jonathan can see him. Jonathan's family blames him for the mysterious flying toys and books and unexplained noises. The ghost is a mischievous poltergeist type, represented in the photographs by a shadowy gray stick figure shadow floating in the air. The story is divided into short chapters printed on different colors for the different narrators, who also include Jonathan's younger sister, a budding jazz singer, and his beloved uncle Pete, visiting from his ranch home out west. Pete doesn't admit that he sees the ghost, but he helps Jonathan corral it in a blanket and together they toss the ghost out the window. Most children and some adult readers will take the story literally, but others of a more psychoanalytical bent will attribute the ghostly apparitions to Jonathan's need for more of the attention that his talented little sister demands. There is no one definitive way to interpret the story, and different interpretations of the plot and the author's intent could spark some interesting discussions with older children, especially with those learning about point of view. (Picture book. 5-10)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688176730
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)