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Ghosts (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #20)

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  349 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie!

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure inMagic Tree House #42: A Good Night for Ghosts,they had lots of questions. What are some of the most famous ghost stories? Why do people believe in ghosts? Do most cultures have ghost stories? What are ghost hunte
ebook, 128 pages
Published April 25th 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2009)
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It is always great to get a kid hooked on a series, but so much better to hook them on a series that has both fiction and nonfiction books. We don't give nonfiction enough credit, nor do we honor the fact that so many boys want to connect their reading with real life. Well, in this case it is real death in the form of real ghost stories, highly illustrated and quickly told. Great for those kids already addicted to the series, and a grand introduction for those who aren't. ...more
Strange to read a non-fiction book about ghosts! Especially for a 3 year old that has not had time to form opinions about ghosts.

It basically shares a lot of stories about ghosts, and what people commonly recognize as signs of ghosts. It does not state conclusively that there are or are not ghosts, but leaves that up to your own thinking.

Well done I would say for the audience it is written for.
Alison Durbin
Apr 22, 2015 Alison Durbin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chapter-books
I really enjoyed reading this book. It seems like I have always had a fascination with the paranormal, so this book was right up my alley. I would say that this book appeals more to older elementary kids because it is a little longer than some of the other Magic Tree House books; however, discretion is advised because there are some violent backstories behind many ghost stories- as would be expected. I can see myself having this book in my classroom because there will always be that one kid who ...more
Jan 25, 2016 Reagan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Tis book is from A Good Night For Ghosts. There a lot of facts about ghosts in this book. This book makes me feel creeped out. After I read this book, I was afraid to go upstairs, or in the basement alone because I felt like I was being watched and going to be attacked.
I don't know if ghosts are actually real. I wonder if they are.
I really like this book, although it is creepy.
This books tells about famous ghosts that have been reported all over the world--New Orleans, Washington D.C., Europe and more. After reading this book, you will have to decide if you think ghosts are real or not!
Feb 06, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an interesting non-fiction book for children about ghosts and a few areas around the world which are purported to be haunted. The narrative does not make claims about the actual existence of ghosts, but tells about ghost sightings and the scientific rationalizations that might explain the appearances. We've read all of the books in the Magic Tree House series thus far and now we are catching up with the Research Guides. We've read several of them, but have many more to read.
Dec 16, 2015 Gabby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's safe to say that I like the research guides 10x better than the actual books.
Feb 23, 2014 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nick and I enjoyed reading it.
Samantha Penrose
Great job keeping this interesting, but not too scary.
The best parts are the section titled, Spooky Great Britain, and the suggestions for continued research (found at the end of the book). Great tips how to go about researching topics in general, plus suggested reading, educational videos, websites, and a short list of pertinent landmarks and museums.
Mar 02, 2010 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I say that this book is great for telling me what people thought of Ghosts. Steve told me a little about this book after he read it. He said that the White house is haunted. I enjoyed learning about ghosts and reading some of the ghost stories they told. I really liked it. It was awsome. Great!
Feb 24, 2010 Steve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this book because of all the place it tells about were ghosts are sapost to hornt. I really liked reading about how the with house is sapos to be honted. I liked reading about all the really fames ghosts. I liked reading about the sroer at the begening of the book.
Apr 22, 2012 Lindsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was kind of creepy at some points but the creepy made it interesting. After reading this I believe in ghosts because it tells a lot of true stories about ghosts. I recommend this to people who want facts about ghosts.
Jan 06, 2014 Sydney rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
people use nightlights because they are afraid of ghosts.
Dec 02, 2013 Sydney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
when a african american died.people say that the african aerican had powers.they say she can summon spirits and make magic the cemetry people say that she shows up in the form of a crow or a black dog.
Jul 31, 2011 Christina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
My 9 year old enjoys the magic tree house series both the stories and non-fiction companions. However, he had trouble feeling engaged in this one (as did I).
Feb 12, 2010 Alissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I was scared to read it because I was scared of ghosts but then I read it and it was so fake now I'm not scared of ghosts! so I like it.
Sep 02, 2011 Kache rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is very fun to read.i know its a kid book , but i just like to read. it tells about many different ghosts. it is very interesting .
Oct 24, 2009 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is very interesting. in some parts it gets really scary but in others it is very odd and funny.
Jul 21, 2011 Gray rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It teaches you about ghosts. I really liked this. My mom went to two libraries to find this for me.
Oct 01, 2014 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
research and information that was used to provide the tree house stories
Rhonda Fazio
Jun 04, 2013 Rhonda Fazio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
!!!'!!!!!! I love Magic Treehouse! Some are things I love to know about! :D!
Sep 07, 2009 Joe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring Information. A pre-school to baby level.
Dec 04, 2013 Payton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are lots of stories about ghosts.
Andrea Labonte
Dec 26, 2014 Andrea Labonte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Awesome book.
Chip Gladson
Nov 24, 2012 Chip Gladson rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stella
Spooky and fun!
Jul 05, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-new
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