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The Ghost of P.S. 42

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Jake and his sister, Molly, are looking for a new place to live. When the mice discover Public School 42, they wonder if they should make it their new home. But Jake has scary encounters with an owl and the bully cat Big Gray, and wants to go back to his family. Meanwhile, Molly makes friends with a gentle hamster named Gino (who is also a ghost!) and with Miss Clark's ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Aladdin (first published 2002)
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Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
{My thoughts} - Jake and Molly are two mice on a mission. They have left their family nest at Deli Dan’s and are searching for their new home. They are looking for a special place to live that is mostly safe and will keep them well fed and hungry. They have been searching quite a bit and finally come upon P.S. 42, a public elementary school.

Once they located the school they both needed to get inside to look around. Molly got in easily and Jake well he got to go on a crazy adventure, while he was
Aug 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It's about these two mice that are searching for a new place to call home. After stumbling into a school, one mouse discovers what Class Pets really mean, while the other mouse is still stuck outside avoiding all the predators that want him for a quick meal. Told through the eyes of simple animals, the storyline is fun and entertaining. Nice illustrations keep the story going for reluctant readers. A nice quick read that should keep the attention of most young ...more
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Shelves: fantasy, adventure, j-fic
Solid early chapter book. Nice premise with kid-appeal, decently written, but nothing extraordinary.
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Frank Asch is an American children's writer, best known for his Moonbear picture books.

Asch published his first picture book, George's Store, in 1968. The following year he graduated from Cooper Union with a BFA. Since then he has taught at a public school in India, as well as at a Montessori school in the United States, conducted numerous creative workshops for children. He has written over 60