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Gus Was A Gorgeous Ghost (Gus the Ghost)

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Gus determines that ghosts needn't always wear white.
Published by William Morrow & Company
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Jan 31, 2016 Hailey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: child-lit
This is such a cute story about a ghost living in an attic with a mouse and a cat. The ghost has two different white sheets he wears and washes everyday. One day at the store Gus sees colored sheets and he wants to have one to wear but he remembers that the Ghost Laws say he has to wear a white sheet. After a while of sulking Gus finds the Ghost Laws and sees that actually it never says the sheet has to be white, so he paints all different colored designs on his white sheet. He then has to expla ...more
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Feb 01, 2016 Maddie Taylor rated it really liked it
This book starts out introducing Gus, Cora, and Mouse. Gus is searching for color in his life when all of a sudden he finds colorful drip-dry sheets! He in enthralled with each and every one of them! Sadly, Gus cannot buy then because it is apparently against the Law of Ghostdom! Poor Gus becomes grouchy and just down right mean! One day Gus stumbles upon something that may eventually change his attitude!

I think this was such a cute book and I would love to use this in my classroom one day! I th
Mar 26, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, reviewed
This was a story that my mother read to my sister and me when we were children. I had forgotten all about it until I found it on the shelves at the library yesterday. I read it to my niece and nephew, and they both enjoyed it as much as my sister and I did when we were young!

My niece was particularly fascinated by Gus' problem, and she had fun listening to how he was going to solve his need for color and beauty in his life. I was tickled that she reconized some other famous ghosts who made cameo
Oct 31, 2013 Miri rated it liked it
I got a lot of books from garage sales as a kid and this was one of them. Gus is tired of wearing plain white sheets and wants to change the rules so ghosts can wear beautiful colors. This is a fun Halloween story.
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Obituary from: Boston Globe, July 27, 2005

With the 87 children's books she wrote, Catherine Woolley delighted generations of young readers around the world with stories of children, animals, a friendly ghost, and mysterious happenings.

She was so prolific that her publisher told her to use a nom de plume for some books. She chose Jane Thayer, her grandmother'
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