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Man Who Tricked a Ghost

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This funny, lively ghost story by Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep is now available in paperback for the first time--just in time for Halloween! "Yep makes his first foray into picture books and comes up with a winner."--Booklist, starred review.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 13th 1997 by Troll Communications (first published January 1st 1993)
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Kathy Duffy
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Chinese folktale one of the first ever written and believed to have been written down by an emperor so this tale has a long history. A man named Sung travelling at night path crosses with a ghost and he uses various ways to try and get the ghost to tell him what ghost fear the most.

A good non-scary story for young ones at Halloween.
Cortni Merritt
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My 6 year old son and I love this artwork. There are messages about bravery and cleverness that he has really enjoyed and been able to learn from. Love the brief history of the story at the end!
Dolly
Oct 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fun and slightly spooky ghost story from China. The story is entertaining and the illustrations are colorful and not too scary. We loved that this story was so old and has lasted throughout the ages. We enjoyed reading this story together.
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Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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A young man visits a friend in another village, stays too late, but decides to walk home in the dark even though his friend tries to get him to stay because he might encounter a ghost in the night if he walks home. He does meet a ghost and outwits him.
Shelby Troutman
The man outsmarts the ghost. He makes the ghost believe that he too is a ghost and therfore, the true ghost does not scare him. This shows that sometimes you have to think outside the box and be brave if you want to succeed.
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Jan 15, 2012 rated it liked it
My 5-year-old didn't find it scary at all (that's good) and she loves hearing anything related to China (despite the fact that she's about as Caucasian as it comes).
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Born June 14, 1948 in San Francisco, California, Yep was the son of Thomas Gim Yep and Franche Lee Yep. Franche Lee, her family's youngest child, was born in Ohio and raised in West Virginia where her family owned a Chinese laundry. Yep's father, Thomas, was born in China and came to America at the age of ten where he lived, not in Chinatown, but with an Irish friend in a white neighborhood. After ...more