No Such Thing as Ghosts (Dragonbreath Series #5)

No Such Thing as Ghosts (Dragonbreath Series #5)

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell, an iguana, are set to go trick-or-treating. Wendell's costume of a hydrogen atom tempts Danny to give Wendell a pity ghost costume. The reptiles make out pretty well with candy until Danny's dad promises to pick up Chrstiana, an odd school mate. They drive to the neighborhood which has really good candy. All goes well until they run into Big Eddy, the Komodo dragon. Big Eddy dares Danny and his friends to go into an abandoned house. As the three smaller reptiles enter the house, they get stuck inside with only a flashlight to light the way. Danny notices a picture that changes from a clown to flowers and then he begins to hear "hungry." Christiana tries to look at the situation logically and realizes some of the scary things are coming from Big Eddy. However this does not explain the scary clown coming towards them. Danny hopes the stuffed animal that he found can help save them. The scary clown retreats upstairs and the trio can now pacify the ghost with some of their Halloween candy. This hybrid graphic and early chapter book has several things that would appeal to middle school readers: a haunted house, the inexplicable happening, and main characters that are reptiles. The comic book drawings would also appeal to reluctant readers. Unfortunately the story about the ghost is a bit confusing with Danny having some kind of vision and too many asides that refer to earlier books or try to be droll. These asides might work in a video but do not work as well with a printed book. Fans of earlier "Dragonbreath" books can enjoy this Halloween escapade. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101529379
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/18/2011
Series:
Dragonbreath Series , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
251,434
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
File size:
20 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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