Monday, October 26, 2009

164 - Miss Smith and the Haunted Library; Michael Garland

In Miss Smith and the Haunted Library, Miss Smith takes her class on a field trip to the spooky library--strange things happen.  At the library the class meets librarian, Virginia Creeper, who has purple hair, pale skin and high pitched squeaky voice.  The class sits down to listen to a few scary tales, and the characters jump out of the book and come to life --- literally. There is a Headless Horseman, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Captain Hook, and the Wicked Witch of the West.  While the party is about to begin, Zack saves the day. While Miss Creeper is passing out snacks, Zack notices one more creature is still on the loose as one story had not been read. He finishes the story and ALL of the scary characters jump back into the books until the next time.

Very cute story, with fabulous colorful illustrations. A perfect seasonal read for teacher's to read to their classes. RECOMMENDED


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