In this nonfiction companion guide to Magic Tree House #42, A Good Night for Ghosts, we have Annie and Jack take us on a little adventure of how ghosts are perceived throughout the world through different cultures. It was a fun and fascinating guide to read for children and adults alike, so we can all learn how other cultures view ghosts and see how they deal with them in other countries. The authors devote different chapters to telling us about ghosts and how they appear differently to everyone. They then break down each chapter to be about a different place that they tell us about. As an example, one chapter is devoted to Louisiana, another to Washington D.C. and still another is Great Britain. In the back of the book they offer their readers plenty of information on how to do additional research on the ghost topic, they give a list of nonfiction books based on ghosts, they tell us what to do when visiting a haunted museum or landmark, they include a list of nonfiction DVDs about ghosts that you may want to watch and finally, they list a few websites in which you can go visit to find out more interesting information if you’d like.
I really enjoyed this nonfiction companion guide because it did compliment the story, A Good Night for Ghosts. It brought the information down to a level in which young readers can enjoy and not be so scared by. I especially loved all the additional information both authors included in the back of the book for their readers to look into if they’d like to learn more about ghosts and haunted places. If you’re a ghost lover like I am and would love to learn more with your child, this would be a wonderful book to buy as a set. The publisher has listed this book for ages 6-9 and grades 1-4. Well done, Ms. Osborne and Ms. Boyce!
Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #42: A Good Night for Ghosts, they had lots of questions. What are some of the most famous ghost stories? Why do people believe in ghosts? Do most cultures have ghost stories? What are ghost hunters? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.