When Matt and Abby go to live with Great-Aunt Gerda in Sierra Madre Canyon after their mother dies, Matt is put off at first by the life-size wooden dolls whom Aunt Gerda talks to and calls her “children.” However, when someone vandalizes the dolls and two are stolen, it is Matt, with the help of his new friend, Kristin, who foils the would-be thief and returns the dolls to Aunt Gerda.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.43(d)|
|Lexile:||630L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.
James Cross Giblin (1933-2016) was the author of more than twenty critically acclaimed books for young people. His book The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler received the Robert F. Sibert Award for Informational Books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book called, Ghost Children, By: Eve Bunting. It's a mystery book. I've chose this book because it's like a creepy but mystery book and it makes you think about things. It's with two little kids named nick and Abby. There Are Also other people but they don't show up in the story that much likes 4 times they do. But there are kids of the aunts and she thinks that there "alive". They get stuck living at their aunt's house. There aunt is kind of there mom in the story because they are starting to live with her now. She always has had them but there always outside they never come in the house at all even at night. That's the think that is so wired about their aunt Sandy. I liked this book because it makes you wonder what is going too happened in every chapter and there are also masteries in every of them. There character I disliked was there Aunt Sandy. She had seemed wired. Because Her "Kids" were made of wood and she saying that there really alive. The Person I liked the most was Abby. Because she is cute and she doesn't really know what going on in the story. She plays outside with the kids of the aunts. I also like her because she's a sweet little five years old. If you are in to books that have mysteries, some thinking to it as your reading, Then I think you should read this book. It's a good book to read in your spear time.
this book was great and i thinck Matt loves Kristin!!!!!:)
i read this book in school and i liked the ending
I am reading this to a group of fifth graders and they love how each chapter ends with a thrilling climax and how they HAVE to read the next chapter right away! They enjoy how Matt takes care of his sister Abby and yet she annoys him also. The language used is wonderful for vocabulary building at this age.