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Sarah's Little Ghosts

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
When Sarah breaks her mother's favorite necklace, she lies to cover it up. But the lie isn't the only thing that comes out of her mouth. A little ghost pops out, too! And for every new lie Sarah tells, another ghost appears. There seems to be only one way to get rid of them, but which is scarier: living in your own haunted house, or telling the truth?
Brightly colored, fun
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 15th 2007 by Clarion Books (first published 2007)
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When Sarah breaks her mother’s necklace, her first instinct is to hide it and pretend nothing is wrong. But as soon as the first lie passes her lips, a little ghost pops out of her mouth and starts chanting the words she really ought to say- “I broke your necklace”! Only Sarah can hear and see the ghost, but its mere presence gets in the way of her relationship with her parents. With each lie, another ghost pops out of her mouth, Soon she’s being chased by a horde of chanting, singing ghosts.
Feb 22, 2017 Savannah rated it really liked it
This book taught an important lesson about telling the truth and dealing with a guilty conscience. In the story, a little girl named Sarah broke her mother's favorite necklace and doesn't tell her. However, little ghosts that shout out the truth show up and keep Sarah from her daily routine. Eventually Sarah tells the truth, and is so relieved when she does, because all of the little ghosts go away and she feels so much better. this book taught a very important lesson in a simple way that was ag ...more
I thought this was a story about Halloween, but found it really is about telling the truth and dealing with one’s conscience. The ‘ghosts’ which appear are nudges to the little girl Sarah to tell the truth. She has some trouble telling about an accident breaking something, so little ghosts appear urging her to tell the real story. It would make an interesting conversation, yet I wonder about the concreteness of students and seeing ghosts as some kind of strange punishment. I’m not sure I like th ...more
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Shelves: manners
I'm working on creating a booklist for my local public library. This book was one in consideration for this list.

This will be going on my list. It's perfect in every way. It's covers the problems with keeping secrets, doing the wrong thing, and telling the truth. It's a wonderful book to teach about lying and truth, without being hit over the head.

I loved the illustrations and the storyline. Another great addition to my list.
Oct 27, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
A great book about lying.
Dec 26, 2011 Randall rated it it was amazing
I liked the ghosts and she told the truth to fix the necklase.
Nov 17, 2015 Maggie rated it liked it
"Sarah's Little Ghosts" provides a unique story to deliver a lesson about lying. I enjoyed the creative idea and message of the book, but the story was just OK.
Apr 10, 2013 Brooke rated it really liked it
Shelves: kiddo-books
great little take on lying
Nov 24, 2007 Lynn rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
a book to help with lying
I love this little story about telling the truth/keeping secrets! I think it is a brilliant way to illustrate the emotional and mental commotion caused by lies. This book is one I must own!
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A good book for lessons on lying and/or good secrets versus bad secrets.
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