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The Boy and the Ghost Repackage Edition
Contributor(s): San Souci, Robert D. (Author)

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ISBN: 0671792482     ISBN-13: 9780671792480
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
OUR PRICE: $11.89  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 1992

Annotation: A poor boy hopes to win a fortune for himself and his family by spending the night in a haunted house and bravely standing up to a frightening ghost.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Horror
Dewey: E
LCCN: 89004185
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 830 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 8.3" W x 10.8" (0.35 lbs) 40 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Holiday - Halloween
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/20/1992
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 6454
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Here's a story in the best American folk tradition. It combines a ghost, a hidden treasure, and an appealing young character who sets out to make his fortune, and does so by courage, kindness and the sort of innocence that invariably succeeds in folk literature.
Thomas is the youngest of seven children. His parents work from sunup to sundown on their little back-country farm, but earn barely enough to keep food on the table. Thomas goes out into the world to help remedy the situation and, along the way, shows kindness to a stranger. The stranger rewards him by leading him to a house in which a treasure is hidden, but guarded by a fearsome ghost.
Through San Souci's gently scary words and Pinkney's wonderfully atmospheric illustrations, Thomas outwits the ghost and wins the day -- and the treasure.

Contributor Bio(s): San Souci, Robert D.: - Robert D. San Souci is the critically acclaimed author of many popular books for young people. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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