Very Real Ghost Book of Christina Rose

Very Real Ghost Book of Christina Rose

by James M. Deem
     
 

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Christina Rose has believed in ghosts ever since she saw one as a child. Now that her family has moved to a supposedly haunted house, she's ready to do some ghost hunting and forms a club with her brother and the boy next door. "The girl's first-person narrative is lively and filled with humor. As she tells her tale, she also records ghost stories told by her friends…  See more details below

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Christina Rose has believed in ghosts ever since she saw one as a child. Now that her family has moved to a supposedly haunted house, she's ready to do some ghost hunting and forms a club with her brother and the boy next door. "The girl's first-person narrative is lively and filled with humor. As she tells her tale, she also records ghost stories told by her friends and family. . .Children will relish this book for the ghost stories, which all fit smoothly into the narrative." -- School Library Journal

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Christina Rose has been interested in the paranormal ever since she saw her mother's apparition the night the woman died in a plane crash. She knows that ghosts are quiet and shy, not scary, and has had several experiences to prove it. She and her skeptical brother, Danny, are both in for a surprise when they move with their father from New York to California and into a haunted house. Roberto, the boy across the street, tells them the story of the bloody hands and the ghostly widow. However, Professor Barrymore, the parapsychic investigator next door, is convinced that there is no ghost, merely a poltergeist, and suggests that Christina record all her experiences. This book is the result. The girl's first-person narrative is lively and filled with humor. As she tells her tale, she also records ghost stories told by her friends and family-about 10 in all. (Warning: one of them is quite gruesome). Her brother is credited with the occasional line drawings that appear throughout. Deem does a marvelous job of creating and sustaining believable and unique voices for the characters. The theme of coping with death is present in various forms, but is handled lightly. Children will relish this book for the ghost stories, which all fit smoothly into the narrative.-Darcy Schild, Schwegler Elementary School, Lawrence, KS
From the Publisher
"The girl's first-person narrative is lively and filled with humor. As she tells her tale, she also records ghost stories told by her friends and family. . .Children will relish this book for the ghost stories, which all fit smoothly into the narrative." School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440414261
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/08/1998
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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My name is Christina Rose and I believe in ghosts. Not all those fake scary movie ghosts or book ghosts with cleavers and chainsaws and waxy dead eyes, but regular REAL ghosts. The kind that just watch you from the corners of your room. The kind that wait until you catch a glimpse of them. The kind that are lonely and miss you and just want to be loved.

Please don't start thinking that I'm crazy or weird. I never would have written any of this three weeks ago because I didn't think that ghosts were anybody's business—except my own. It's just that we moved, and a few things happened in our new house in our new town. A few things that got me to change my mind. Professor Barrymore said to write it all down, so everyone could know about my very own poltergeist. But I can't just start with that story. Ghosts are much more complicated than that. I have to start at the beginning, a long time ago, with another ghost story.

A real ghost story.

Meet the Author

James M. Deem is the author of numerous books for young readers, including 3 NB of Julian Drew, Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Rediscovery of the Past , and Faces From the Past . Mr. Deem lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona.

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