The elevator ghost

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Publisher:
Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press,
Pub. Date:
2014.
Language:
English
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When Carolina Giddle moves into the Blatchford Arms, no one knows what to make of her sequin-sprinkled sneakers and her trinket-crusted car. But the parents are happy there's a new babysitter around, and Carolina seems to have an uncanny ability to calm the most rambunctious child with her ghostly stories.

Armed with unusual snacks (bone-shaped peppermints, granghoula bars and Rumpelstiltskin sandwiches), candles to set the mood, and her trusty sidekick -- a tarantula named Chiquita, Carolina entertains the children with some good old-fashioned storytelling and, at the end, a great Halloween party.

Governor General's Award winner Glen Huser brings his quirky sense of humor and horror to some time-honored motifs. The artistic Lubinitsky girls find out that artists must be wary of the power of their own creations. Holy terror Angelo Bellini discovers that no one can throw a tantrum like a double-crossed pirate. The Hooper kids, including UFO junkie Benjamin, learn about some eerie goings-on in the New Mexico desert. Timid Hubert and Hetty Croop are practically afraid of their own shadows, until they hear the story of a boy who finds the perfect weapon for overcoming his fear of the dark. And Dwight and Dwayne Fergus, two would-be Freddy Kruegers, finally meet their match in Carolina, and her story of the footless skeleton.

As for Carolina Giddle herself, it turns out that she has a timeworn connection to the Blatchford Arms, and to the ghost who still haunts the building -- especially its old-fashioned elevator.

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Grouping Title elevator ghost
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Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-07-12 20:02:01PM
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subject_facet Babysitters -- Fiction, Babysitters -- Juvenile fiction, Electronic books, Elevators -- Fiction, Elevators -- Juvenile fiction, Ghost stories, Ghosts -- Fiction, Spiders -- Fiction, Spiders -- Juvenile fiction, Tarantulas -- Fiction, Tarantulas -- Juvenile fiction
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topic_facet Babysitters, Electronic books, Elevators, Ghost stories, Ghosts, Spiders, Tarantulas
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ISBN:
9781554984251
9781554984275
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.2, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
800L