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Sarah's Little Ghosts

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  8 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.
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!
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
A great book about lying.
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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.
I liked the ghosts and she told the truth to fix the necklase.
great little take on lying
a book to help with lying
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