Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Ghostly Thief of Time: An EMU Club Adventure” as Want to Read:
Ghostly Thief of Time: An EMU Club Adventure
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Ghostly Thief of Time: An EMU Club Adventure

by
4.05  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The EMU Club is called into action again when they realize that the school janitor is an evil ghost trying to disrupt the flow of time!

"There's no mystery—the EMU Club is a hit! This is a fun, funny adventure that kids will love to read."
—Lincoln Peirce, author of "Big Nate"

"The EMU Club inhabits exactly the world I always hoped to live in when I was 12, when the answer t
...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Ghostly Thief of Time, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Ghostly Thief of Time

Community Reviews

Showing 1-47
4.05  · 
Rating details
 ·  20 ratings  ·  7 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Sandra
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm sure you, like me, have seen a lot of stories (in books, movies, shows, etc.) where a rational explanation is found to a scary or suspicious situation. It comes to my mind the old episodes of Scooby Doo, always ending with the monster or ghost being unmasked, turning to be only an unscrupulous person with a selfish interest in scaring the rest in order to get some particular benefit. It always worked with Scooby and Shaggy, but smart Velma, with Daphne and Fred will find an absolutely "from- ...more
Pop Bop
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
The EMU Gang Is Back, and the Time Travel Angle Works

There are two main things going on here. First, are the EMU kids still fun? The answer there is an unconditional "yes". Second, is the time travel angle handled clearly enough to not lose a young reader. Again, the answer is generally "yes".

The easiest time travel books just send the kids back to some historical period to run around and do stuff. This is the specialty of Magic Treehouse and the Time Warp Trio and the like. They're easy because
...more
Nanette
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love Diary of the Wimpy Kid stories, plus Encyclopedia Brown readers, too.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is a cute mystery book for young readers. Stuart, Brian and Violet (with the help of Ferdinand, an "alien robot" dog) form the EMU club and spend their time searching for and solving mysteries.

Something is happening with the time in Stuart's sixth grade room. The last part of the day seems to go slower than the rest of the day. When the EMU club sneak into Stuart's room during the Saturday book fair to investigate, they find that time goes slower the closer to the back of the room you sit a
...more
Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
Ghostly Thief of Time was an excellent story to read with my 6 year old. She was able to follow right along with it, and loved the randomly included pictures and silly opinions interjected by the boys.

There are some stories that are hard to read with your child, but thankfully Ghostly Thief of Time was not one of them. My child is easily amused, but we both liked the book because the unique format of 'hand-written' notes with the pictures that were actually part of the story instead of being jus
...more
Aubrey
Oct 18, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The characters in this book are likable, and although there is some mild bullying done to the main character, there isn't any violence or insults that can be in children's fiction. The "pictures" or drawings of the events in the book are a great addition, and make the book more engaging. There's also a neat handwriting font that kids will like.

The book is targeted at ages 7-10, and my 8 year old lost interest about halfway through. The climax of the story was confusing, too, and hard to track.
...more
Linda George
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is a hoot! I think boys and girls will enjoy this time traveling group who get into a little bit of mischief as they try to figure out exactly what the janitor at their school is trying to destroy! Grades 3 and 4 would be perfect.
Olivia Wise
rated it really liked it
Jul 12, 2018
Karen
rated it it was amazing
Oct 22, 2018
Beth Holian Culp
rated it liked it
Jan 01, 2017
Rob
rated it really liked it
Oct 27, 2016
Ian
rated it liked it
Nov 05, 2015
Lies Garner
rated it it was ok
Oct 09, 2017
Stuart Mitchell
rated it it was amazing
Jan 18, 2016
Kathy
rated it it was amazing
Apr 16, 2015
Pam
rated it really liked it
Aug 13, 2015
Mompop
rated it really liked it
Nov 15, 2015
Isis Ray-sisco
rated it liked it
Nov 29, 2015
Madeline Wilson
rated it it was amazing
Jul 07, 2015
Todd M. Doom
rated it it was amazing
Feb 08, 2017
Andréa
marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2015
Beyond the Pages
marked it as to-read
Aug 07, 2015
Alycia
marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2015
Mowafg
added it
Sep 09, 2015
Lada
marked it as to-read
Nov 01, 2015
Mickslibrarian
marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2016
Hermy
marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2016
Wallis Chan
marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2016
Elizabeth
marked it as to-read
Feb 29, 2016
Asif Anonto
marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2016
Sue
added it
Apr 16, 2016
Miss Ravenclaw
marked it as to-read
May 09, 2016
Amadu Jalloh
marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2016
Leeza
marked it as to-read
Oct 29, 2016
Igrowastreesgrow
marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2017
Joey
added it
Feb 28, 2018
Kelli
marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2018
Melinda
marked it as to-read
Jun 02, 2018
Dawn  Green
marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2018
Alyazia
marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2019
Munai
marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2019
MAR
is currently reading it
Jun 15, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »