Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Series #5)

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The hugely popular early chapter book series re-emerges with a new look! Brand-new eye-catching cover art brings a modern feel to this classic monster series for young readers.

Eddie's Great-aunt Mathilda is sick and he has to help take care of her. But when Eddie and his friends visit Mathilda's house, strange things start to happen. Howie sees someone staring at him from the attic window and, when his back is turned, his garlic potato chips are used to spell the word ATTIC on...

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Overview


The hugely popular early chapter book series re-emerges with a new look! Brand-new eye-catching cover art brings a modern feel to this classic monster series for young readers.

Eddie's Great-aunt Mathilda is sick and he has to help take care of her. But when Eddie and his friends visit Mathilda's house, strange things start to happen. Howie sees someone staring at him from the attic window and, when his back is turned, his garlic potato chips are used to spell the word ATTIC on the ground. During later visits the kids hear noises from the attic, but Great-aunt Mathilda swears there's nothing up there. Could the ghost of Eddie's Great-uncle Jasper, who died years ago, be haunting his aunt's home? The Bailey School kids will find out!

Spooky things are happening in Aunt Matilda's house. Potato chips on the floor are spelling out secret messages and forming trails. And if Aunt Matilda is snoring in her bed, then who is whistling a tune? There must be a ghost in Aunt Matilda's house.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heidi Quist
Cranky Great Aunt Mathilda has the flu, and poor Eddie's been asked to bring her dinner and help out around the house, but he seems to have caught the cranky bug himself. Eddie's friend Howie comes the first afternoon to help and notices a strange shadow in the attic window of the old house, rumored to be haunted, where Great Aunt Mathilda lives alone. Then Howie finds his potato chips spilled, and spelling "attic" on the ground. But Eddie stubbornly refuses to believe anything is out of the ordinary, even when Liza and Melody get in on the action and notice more mysterious coincidences. Because all of the mysterious clues point the children to the attic, Eddie's friends try to convince him that he needs to check the attic for the ghost of his Great Uncle Jasper for fear that whoever was haunting the house might attack his Great Aunt Mathilda. John Steven Gurney's line drawing illustrations add nicely to the story, while still leaving room for imagination as readers transition from picture books to chapter books. Eddie's whining and stubbornness can get a little tiresome, but otherwise, this ghost story moves along at a steady pace with mostly likeable and believable characters and a plot that will easily maintain the young reader's interest. This is the fifth book in "The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590458542
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1992
  • Series: The Bailey School Kids , #5
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 67,918
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author


Debbie Dadey is the bestselling co-author of THE ADVENTURES OF THE BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS series, along with writing partner Marcia Thornton Jones. Debbie has also written many books of her own, including the SWAMP MONSTER IN THIRD GRADE series and THE WORST NAME IN THIRD GRADE. She lives and writes in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her family.

Marcia Thornton Jones is co-author of the bestselling THE ADVENTURES OF THE BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS series, along with single titles like CHAMP. She has been writing for Scholastic for almost twenty years! Marcia lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and their two cats.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    It is a great book.

    It is very interesting; a lot of kids might like it.

    (This review given by my 8 year-old son who read the book.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2008

    AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the best book I've ever read. I love scary stories. When I first got this book I knew it was the book for me! So everyday since then I just have been Reading and reading and reading. I love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2005

    Exellent!!!!!!!!!!

    This book was outstanding!!!!It is about 4 kids named Eddie,Howie,Melody and liza help Eddie with his sick aunt named Mathilda.She has a dead husband named Jasper.Then the 4 kids think that Jasper is a ghost that likes potato chips.Then the chips lead into the attic.The 4 kids go in the attic and find money and Jaspers hat.Then Mathilda goes to the hospital.When she comes out she is nice because when she was sick she was mean.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2005

    Very good for young readers

    My daughter and I read this book together. The story is well written and the characters are funny. My 8 year old thought that it may be scary because of the title, but we soon found out that was not the case. We laughed through the whole book and were finished in less than an hour. She couldn't wait to pick up another book from the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2002

    A super book

    This book was about these sevan people .There names are Eddie, Howie, Melony, Liza, Aunt Mathilda, and Jasper. The main character is Eddie. The other three kids Howie, liza, and Melony. They see some one in aunt Mathilda attic window.

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