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Babar and the Ghost: Step Into Reading (Babar)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  137 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews

Illus. in full color. "Babar's family visit to Black Castle finds the

children befriending a ghost who likes them so well that he goes home with them

and raises some eyebrows with his antics. Babar's recognition factor is high,

and it's likely beginning readers will enjoy practicing their new reading

skills in his company."—Booklist.

Paperback, 48 pages
Published April 12th 1986 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published June 1980)
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Margaret Chind
Jun 13, 2012 Margaret Chind marked it as expected-review-to-read  ·  review of another edition
Reprinted and/or excerpt included in Babar's Anniversary Album: 6 Favorite Books.
Jun 09, 2017 Columbus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic Babar! I loved this cover and loved the little story even more. Never a dull moment with this elephant in Celesteville. My 4-yr old charge was not as impressed. He said the ghost was a little scary to him even though he liked the illustrations and other parts of the story. So should my review reflect the fact I loved it a lot or his lukewarm review? Oh, he'll come around.

5 stars
Mellanie C
May 14, 2017 Mellanie C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Babar's children encounter a ghost.
Alex Deats
I thought this was kind of cheesy. When I see a ghost story I want to be spooked. In this story the whole group goes on a hike when it is about to storm. they take refuge in a castle to wait out the storm. The children find a ghost in a suit of armor and play with him. no one believes them when they said they found a ghost. I thought it was cheesy when they found the ghost again and it just plays nice with them and doesn't spook them. The ghost goes back to town with them, takes lemonade pitcher ...more
Oct 24, 2012 Drew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
•Brief summary
Babar and his crew are going on a hike while on the hike it gets really stormy. So they decide to stay the night in a near by castle. There is no such thing as a ghost right? Well thats not the case in this story, the ghost even comes back to town with them the next morning.

prabably 1st or 2nd grade

The Ghost in the story gets the attention of the kids, its a old favorite. The pictures are simple so not over whelming.

I would keep this in my classroom
Cute Babar book for independent reading.
Jan 30, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was bland. It just didn't really have any substance. It also seemed like it forced itself to add every character rather than the characters having meaning.
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I would have given this 3 stars, but my girls were NOT interested...sorry Babar - we gave you a try...
A little light Halloween reading.
Yasmin Eftekhar
May 24, 2015 Yasmin Eftekhar rated it it was amazing
My first favorat book of Babar I red it 80 times and I still reed it
Jul 08, 2009 Rishmi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yay! Babar!
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Laurent De Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar and his family alive for over 50 years. Babar was created by Laurent's mother as a bedtime story, and was first illustrated by Laurent's father, Jean de Brunhoff.

After his father's death, Laurent continued to created over 30 Babar stories.

Laurent de Brunhoff lives in Connecticut with his wife, writer Phyllis Rose.
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