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Reviewed by Gail Kamer for Readers' Favorite
Pete’s family’s new house comes complete with its very own ghost. Nice ghost? Evil ghost? Pete is happy his house is haunted, even before he finds out whether the ghost is good or not. Who else gets to live with a ghostly being? Even the other kids at Pete's new school are impressed. Turns out the ghost likes Pete to the point of waiting on him. The ghost brings him food, retrieves items, and runs errands inside the house. All is fine until Pete angers the ghost and the ghost moves into the house next door. Can Pete get the ghost to come back? Does he really want to have the ghost back? Pete's love of comic books got him into a mess. Will it help get him out of it? You’ll have to read The Boy Who Cried Ghost by Richard Clark to find out.
The Boy Who Cried Ghost by Richard Clark is a mystery story and a ghost story wrapped up in a humor story. Geared toward children nine years old and younger, The Boy Who Cried Ghost is the perfect tale to encourage reluctant readers as well as a great draw for boys. Readers will envy Pete and want their very own haunted house complete with a pet ghost. The humor had me laughing out loud and connects well to a young reader's interest as well as being easy to read without "talking down". As a retired educator, I recommend this book to teachers and parents who are looking for a book to hook young readers.