Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?

Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?

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by R. L. Stine
     
 

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Max’s life wasn’t going so well even before two ghosts moved into his closet. But when Nicky and Tara show up, claiming that they used to live in his room, everything changes for Max! Soon they’re following him to school, using their invisibility to embarrass him in front of the girl of his dreams. And to make matters worse, there’s some other…  See more details below

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Max’s life wasn’t going so well even before two ghosts moved into his closet. But when Nicky and Tara show up, claiming that they used to live in his room, everything changes for Max! Soon they’re following him to school, using their invisibility to embarrass him in front of the girl of his dreams. And to make matters worse, there’s some other totally evil spirit named Phears following him around turning animals inside out!

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Children's Literature
Max does not always fit in at home or at school. To make matters worse, Max is the only one who can hear and see the ghosts that haunt his house. Nicky and Tara are ghost-siblings who do not remember why they died or other details relating to their former lives. They just know one thing; they need to find their parents. So, they haunt Max and try to get him to help them discover more about who they are, why they are ghosts, and why the ghost Phears is after them. This ghost story revolves around Max, Nicky, and Tara figuring out who they are. The ghost-siblings often get Max into trouble, and Max is not the most cooperative when it comes to helping his haunting friends, but when the troubled kids work together, they slowly start to unravel the mystery. This is a nice choice for readers who want a good ghost story, but not one that would give them nightmares. This first book in the "Mostly Ghostly" series does not have a cliffhanger ending, but it still leaves most of the mystery for future volumes. 2004, Delacorte Press, Ages 8 to 12.
—Joella Peterson
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Stine's newest series is sure to delight his fans. In Who Let the Ghosts Out? readers meet Nicky and Tara, who are trying to figure out why they are suddenly ghosts and what has happened to their parents. They live in the closet of a boy named Max, a would-be magician who is having parent, brother, and teacher troubles. The three team up to help one another try to solve their individual and collective problems and take on an evil spirit named Phears. In the second book, Phears returns and tries to force Max to help him capture the ghost siblings. Stine's forte has always been taking ordinary characters and placing them in weird situations, and these two stories are no exception. This time, however, there is more humor than in the author's previous books. The mood is much more lighthearted and the pacing is slower with fewer terrifying events.-Molly S. Kinney, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385746632
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/24/2004
Series:
Mostly Ghostly Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile:
460L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

R.L. Stine began his writing career when he was nine years old, and today he has achieved the position of the bestselling children’s author in history. In the early 1990s, Stine was catapulted to fame when he wrote the unprecedented, bestselling Goosebumps® series, which sold more than 250 million copies and became a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. His other major series, Fear Street, has over 80 million copies sold.

R.L. Stine has received numerous awards of recognition, including several Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and Disney Adventures Kids’ Choice Awards, and he has been selected by kids as one of their favorite authors in the NEA’s Read Across America program. He lives in New York, NY.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
October 8, 1943
Place of Birth:
Columbus, Ohio
Education:
B.A., Ohio State University, 1965
Website:
http://www.rlstine.com

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Mostly Ghostly 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book I totally recommend to all ages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't ger to read it on the nook and i read it when i forgot my other book but i realy liked it so i told my dad to get the moastly ghoastly two and now i am on three they all have been awesome one of the best books i ever read!
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eleagle More than 1 year ago
The mostly ghostly series is a very good series. I have read the 1st and 2nd book. The 1st book is called who let the ghost out! It is about a boy named max and he has 2 ghosts living in his bedroom .max is about 9 or 10 years old. There is an evil spirit named phears he is the king of the spirit world. At the end of this book max finds out there is a ghoul friend for one of the ghost. But max hasn't met here yet. I conceder this book because it is for people how like mysterious books. When you get done reading mostly ghostly books you can read Goosebumps it is another mysterious series. Both series are written by R.L.Stine. reviewed By: Kayla Martin
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Tiffany Hostos 601 6/6/07 Book Group Review Do you like ghosts? Mostly Ghostly by R.L. Stine is about a boy named Max who always sees ghosts in his room. The ghost name is Phears. The ghost came to look for Nicky and Tara and max won¿t tell him where they are. Phears said that if max doesn¿t tell him where they are that he will kill them when he find them and that he will kill them too. I think this book is good and bad¿ I think it¿s good because it¿s scary and weird. For example, when phears was going to peel max like an orange. I think this book is bad because it was long and it had hard words and sometimes I don¿t understand hard words. I will recommend this book to my brother because he likes mysteries and because he¿s big enough to read scary books like this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Elementary school librarian here. Nice short chapters that make you want to start the next one. Also, dark and humorous. I just finished number 3 in series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHO LET THE GHOSTS OUT? seems that Phears knows all about the kids like the back of his hand. But I picked it up since I'm a fan of R.L. Stine. As I started reading, I excepted everything to be all silly and childish. Boy, was I wrong. This novel is fantastic! It has horror, humor, and even a little romance. I will be looking forward to reading more books in the Mostly Ghostly series, and I recommend that fans of dark comedies do so, too. Was this review helpful to you? 
Henry Kluka More than 1 year ago
The book is awesome but you have to read all of the books to under stand it!