Monday, February 20, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Ghost Hunters

 
Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.  


Ghost Hunters
by Cornelia Funke
 
Ghosthunters #2: Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost


Goodreads Blurb:
Bestselling novelist and picture book author Funke now reaches a brand-new audience with a silly, spooky, illustrated series for early readers. Among her top sellers in Germany!Nine-year-old Tom can't catch a break: He's a klutz, his sister Lola pretty much hates his guts, and--and this is a BIG "and"--he just found a ghost camping out in his cellar. Lucky for Tom his grandma's best friend just happens to be the world's foremost ghosthunter. Under her expert tutelage, Tom learns the tools of the trade--which just happen to include buckets of graveyard dirt--and soon finds he has to face down not just the Averagely Spooky Ghost (ASG) in his basement but the Incredibly Revolting Ghost (IRG) in town. All while keeping the nettlesome Lola off his trail....
I love Cornelia Funke. The Inkheart Trilogy is one of my favorite series of all time. Dragon Rider, The Thief Lord, and Reckless are all fabulous. In my opinion, there is no one out there better at creating new worlds and fascinating characters. The glass men and fire fairies of Inkheart and the frightening tailor in Reckless are perfect examples. Now, my younger kiddos can enjoy her too.

When I first discovered The Ghosthunters books I was thrilled. Look at that cover! How can you resist? While her other titles cater to the upper MG range, these stories are more easily accessible to readers on the younger side of MG. And my kiddos LOVE them. We have two copies of each book at our house, because my two youngest didn't want to share. The cool part is that the two main characters are a brother and sister who know all about sibling rivalry!

These books are quick, easy reads, perfect for your younger MG readers.




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 Happy Monday!

 

20 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm a huge fan of Cornelia Funke too. Love the Inkheart series and Reckless. I read the first book in this series and it was a fun read. Glad your kids like them so much.

Laura Pauling said...

These were very cute! A great chapter book when moving up from early readers.

Talli Roland said...

I love the covers - so cute! They sound like such a fun read.

Old Kitty said...

I so want to read these - they sound just my type of whacky! Yay! Thanks for the review, Shannon! Take care
x

Katie DeKoster said...

Oh, fun! I loved Funke's Inkheart trilogy, so I'll definitely have to check these out too!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! wow! i love the titles and the covers on those books. i love ghost stuff. even it theyre a little young for me for sure i could like to read them. thanks for a cool review.
...hugs from lenny

Deb Marshall said...

I _love_ these books, love them. Thanks for featuring all their wonderfulness!

Laura Marcella said...

These look great! My nephew's birthday is next month and I think he'd love these. He also has a little sister and would probably appreciate those elements! :)

Meredith said...

I haven't read any of Cornelia Funke's work (I know, I need to!), but these look so cute!

akossket said...

Ohhh I'm a big fan of Cornelia F. since I read the first book in her Inkheart trilogy. Didn't know about these books so I'm adding them asap to my list. :)

akossket said...

Ohhh I'm a big fan of Cornelia F. since I read the first book in her Inkheart trilogy. Didn't know about these books so I'm adding them asap to my list. :)

Heather said...

These are adorable, definitely too cute to resist!

Barbara Watson said...

It's a great thing for younger readers, when they find something they like, to have more of that same thing to read. It keeps them reading, I think, at that crucial stage.

Wendy Ewurum said...

I've told my son to come visit your blog. He will love this one. Just up his alley.

Myrna Foster said...

We've read all of them and wish she'd write more. Great choice! :o)

Margo Berendsen said...

Gosh, I'm way behind with Cornelia's books! - I hadn't realized there was more beyond the Inkheart series! I think these would be a great way to entice my two young readers into Inkheart.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love Cornelia Funke's books. Thanks for the post about these! :)

michelleisenhoff said...

I tend to drift to the older side of MG. Thanks for pointing out some I overlooked!

This was my first week joining the meme. My pick was Sabotaged (The Missing, book 3) by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

Michael G-G said...

These were just recommended to me by one of my son's 3rd-grade classmates. Sounds like a blast!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

These sound so cool!

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