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The Bagpiper's Ghost (Tartan Magic #3)

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On a midnight visit to a Scottish cemetery, Peter and Jennifer get caught up in a drama three hundred years dead--a tale of two star-crossed lovers and the man who betrayed them. Their bitter ghosts still haunt the graveyard, too angry to leave the world of the living . . . but all too willing to drag Peter and Jennifer into the world of the dead.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 2002)
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Mary Garrett
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jane Yolen’s The Bagpiper’s Ghost
The White Lady’s ghostly presence draws twins Jennifer and Peter to the graveyard at midnight, which is a “white night” — the short, not completely dark, summer nights of the far north. (The things I learn by reading). Confronting the twin ghosts and a heart-broken piper requires all their courage and intelligence, and the powerful connection of “twin magic.”
I looked up “harling” of stone to protect it and found proof of the wisdom of crafts of old.
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Sarah Monsma
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
When Jennifer, her twin brother Peter, and their family go to Scotland to visit their grandparents they know they’re in for sightseeing and adventure, but magic? They never would have guessed at that. Magic, it seems, is wrapped up in the very fabric of the Scottish town they visit, and Jennifer has a way of bringing it out. In each book Jennifer and Peter encounter a different type of magic: an evil wizard who’s been bound within a map, an ancient child wrapped up in the history of an ancient b ...more
Melissa
Nov 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: junior-chapter
The Bagpiper's Ghost
By: Jane Yolen

Citation:
Yolen, J. (2004). The bagpiper's ghost. Harcourt Children's Books.

Genre: Science Fiction

The twins, Peter and Jennifer are in for the surprise of their life when they visit their grandmother in Scotland for the summer. They contain magic within their bodies and it is awakened when they arrive in Scotland. Their grandmother is teaching them to use their magic and the twins get into some mischief that could cause Peter to be gone forever.

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Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Just before solstice eve, Gran's talking dog persuades Jennifer and Peter to follow him into the graveyard at midnight. During the day, they tour the cemetery to get the lay of the land before their midnight visit. When the town's clock tolls noon, the dog begins an unearthly howling. The last note of the bell sounds like the final note of a bagpipe. When Jennifer inspects the grave stone on which the dog was sitting, she finds the name- Mary MacFadden. That night, as the bells toll midnight, Ma ...more
Micheal
The Bagpiper's Ghost by Jane Yolen is a book about a girl and a boy named Jennifer and Peter, 13 year old twins visiting their Grandparents in Scotland, where magic is everywhere. Gran has a talking dog that leads them on an adventure through a haunted cemetery. He introduces them to a ghost known as Lady in White. The love of her life didn't come back from war, her brother lied to her so the 3 ghosts are unsettled. The brother, Andrew MacFadden, possesses Peter and takes control of his mind and ...more
Michelle Wardhaugh
The adventure itself was fun, though I was quickly irritated with the kids. The sister is continually forgiving her twin brother while he's being a jerk, and then she gets a guilt complex about the trouble they get into even though she shares less than a third of the blame for going along with it. I may just be the wrong personality for this book. I can't imagine the motivation behind forgiving or feeling guilty for someone else's stupidity.
K.A. Wiggins
May 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Clearly written for a young audience, this quick read seems like it might be a bit eerie for kids, not to mention the theme of separated lovers is not going to be of particular interest to most pre-teens... On the other hand, I have a feeling I read this a couple decades ago and was no worse for the wear. Serviceable, easy read with lots of Scots-Gaelic in all it's unreadable glory. Will probably fascinate some kids. I'm going to give it to an 11-year-old I know and see what she thinks...
Terri
Jul 03, 2009 rated it it was ok
Jennifer and Peter are twins. And while visting their grandmother in Scotland they learn there is magic in their blood and that things happen around them. It leads to dangerous adventures. This is the third in the Tartan Magic series. It was a cute story with tragic ghosts and fun characters but I felt it was too short. Like the story wrapped up too fast.
Vicky Fisher
Oct 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This book was really short, and it has a simple vocabulary. It was really predictable, and it had a relatively unoriginal plot. All that aside, it was well-written. I think it should have been longer with a more complicated plot.
Miriam
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Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset ...more
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