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The Green Ghost (Ghost)

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Move over, Christmas Carol—here’s a new holiday ghost story!

It's Christmas Eve, and Kaye’s family is on the way to her grandmother’s house in a swirling snowstorm. Suddenly the car hits a patch of ice. It slides across the road and skids into a snow-filled ditch! Through the car window, Kaye spots a light in the woods. Its glow leads her and her parents through the blizzar
ebook, 96 pages
Published April 28th 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published September 23rd 2008)
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I would have enjoyed it more when I was little. It reminded me of a much better written "Are you afraid of the dark?" episode. Pleasantly spooky and wonderfully written.
Feb 12, 2012 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
I'm not sure how we discovered this book, but it was a very powerful story and one that triggers very strong emotions. The Christmas theme brings feelings of happiness and celebration, but Lillian's story is so sad. The disparity of the emotions takes the reader on a roller coaster ride. We started this book late in our storytime and I expected to only read a chapter or two, but we were so drawn into the story, we just had to know what happened in the end. I read the last chapter with tears stre ...more
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Two voices from two different times tell a beautiful ghost story. Lillian grows tired of the stunted, scraggly Christmas trees her father cuts down behind the family's barn each year. This year, she convinces her parents that she's old enough to find the perfect tree. When Lillian heads into the forest with her ax, her sister, Elsa, begs to go with her. The search takes longer than Lillian expected, and the girls are caught by the darkness and the cold. They shelter under the perfect tree hoping ...more
Julia Frederick
A nice, heartwarming, yet chilling Christmas tale. A perfect book for readers moving from easy readers to chapter books or from simple chapter books to ones with a bit more depth.
Connie  Kuntz
This received five stars because I read it out loud to Sam and when we read the last sentence, he said, "That was amazing." Sam is seven and loves good ghost stories and this is an excellent one. We'll read more in this series.
Barbara Brien
I seldom cry over books, but this one had me close to tears. The writing is simple and direct. The title clearly states there is a green ghost in the story, but somehow it caught me unaware. It is sad and happy at the same time.
Jan 21, 2011 RobesonBoys marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended as a good short and sweet chapter book for 2nd/3rd grade. See http://allaboutcomprehension.blogspot...
jenya Teplitskaya
Recommended to me by a 4th grader. It does touch upon serious topics but there is no real lesson in this book.
A good Christmas ghost story for 2nd to 3rd graders. Marion Dane Bauer is my go to author for this age group.
Dec 30, 2008 Lupine rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids who like ghost stories
A ghost story suitable for children -- just enough spooky but not too scary.
Tony Walker
Well I read this one when I was in primary. Good kids book
I really like this book it very interesting
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Marion Dane Bauer is the author of more than eighty books for young people, ranging from novelty and picture books through early readers, both fiction and nonfiction, books on writing, and middle-grade and young-adult novels. She has won numerous awards, including several Minnesota Book Awards, a Jane Addams Peace Association Award for RAIN OF FIRE, an American Library Association Newbery Honor Aw ...more
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