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Ghost In The Garden
by Carol H. Behrman (Goodreads Author)
When Jennie's family moves to a house in the country, Jennie is lonely until she meets a mysterious girl dressed in strange old clothes. But is her new friend a ghost?
Paperback, 86 pages
Published 1984 by Weekly Reader Books
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This was one of my favorite stories when I was little and one of the first books I can remember reading. As an adult, I'm sure the story would seem much more simplistic if I read it now then when I was six. For this reason I am basing my rating on how I viewed the book as a child rather than re-reading it. The book is intended for children and I think young girls would really enjoy it and I would definitely recommend it!
Apr 02, 2009 Amanda rated it it was amazing
This book is about a girl named Jennie, she moves to a new house and is lonly. She meets a ghost girl, that leads her to a discovery. I belive that Jennie meets this girl one day when she is sitting in her garden. This girl Leads Jennie into cave that is full of old artifacts and paintings. This girl eventually goes away, and Jennie tells her parents about the cave.
I received the book for free through Goodreads Giveaways. It was interesting and made for kids! Many have so-called invisible friends, but this book went to another level with that. She was real and no one saw her but Jennie. I wonder why Ben did not tell her anything? He was there to be asked. It was nice she met Beth and became friends, and to explain "the rest of the story". A very good read!
So, for a child, this is a wonderful book. I remember, as a child, loving it, and my children were really into it and begged for a chapter each night. As an adult, you can see issues with it of course. There is the problem of parents not bothering to go out to meet their child's friend for ages. Really there are numerous other "leap of faith" things as well that as adults we might shake our head at, but children don't seem to question. As this is geared for children though, it works. Or worked, ...more
Carol H. Behrman is the author of 27 books (fiction and non-fiction) for children and young adults as well as seven writing activities texts that are used in schools throughot the U.S. and Canada. She has taught classes in writing at universities and community adult programs and at many writer's confereces. Her most recent book is FREEDOM PASSAGE, an historical novel set at the Jersey shore in 196 ...moreMore about Carol H. Behrman...