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Ghosts: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #42: a Good Night for Ghosts
Contributor(s): Osborne, Mary Pope, Boyce, Natalie Pope, Murdocca, Sal (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0375846662     ISBN-13: 9780375846663
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2009
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Annotation: Fact and fiction meet--for Halloween!
What are the origins of some of the famous ghost stories in Louisiana? Why do people believe in ghosts? Do most cultures have some kind of ghost stories? Find out the answers to these questions and more in "Magic Tree House Research Guide: Ghosts," Jack and Annie's guide to ghost stories from all over the world.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Ghosts; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Science | Folklore & Mythology
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Curiosities & Wonders
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers
Dewey: 133.1
LCCN: 2008033794
Lexile Measure: 820
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Magic Tree House Fact Trackers
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.00" W x 0.25" (0.30 lbs) 117 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 131644
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q47534
Reading Level: 5.4   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 4.0
 
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Publisher Description:
Fact and fiction meet--for Halloween
What are the origins of some of the famous ghost stories in Louisiana? Why do people believe in ghosts? Do most cultures have some kind of ghost stories? Find out the answers to these questions and more in "Magic Tree House Research Guide: Ghosts," Jack and Annie's guide to ghost stories from all over the world.

Contributor Bio(s): RY POPE OSBORNE and NATALIE POPE BOYCE are sisters who grew up on army posts all over the world. They are working on more Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker books to give Magic Tree House readers facts and information about places, time periods, and animals that Jack and Annie discover in the Magic Tree House adventures.

Mary lives in Connecticut. Natalie makes her home nearby in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Mary is the author of all the Magic Tree House fiction titles as well as many more books for kids.

SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children'sopera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Spring)
The authors present numerous accounts of unearthly visitations, including New Orleans lore (to go with A Good Night for Ghosts) and across-the-pond royal sightings. The final chapter is welcome: the authors touch on why ghost stories persist and offer some logical explanations for would-be hauntings. Black-and-white photos and illustrations appear throughout. Reading list, websites. Ind. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
 
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