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Babar and the Ghost by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar and the Ghost (1981)

by Laurent de Brunhoff

Series: Babar (1981)

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I love that this book takes something scary and makes it silly. This book reminds me of Scooby-do, but this time the ghost is real! It would be a good book to use to talk about grammar (dialogue) or one to have the kids interact with while reading (what else could the ghost do?).
  cmcmahon14 | Jan 25, 2016 |
Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud as his reader.

I'm not a fan of Babar, even as a child I found the handwritten text hard to read and the stories never appealed to me but having become more familiar with him through the cartoons he transfers over into an easy reader format very nicely. Originally written as a picture book by Laurent de Brunhoff, he has retold the story himself as an easy reader. Babar and the family go on a picnic at Black Castle. When it starts to rain they go inside and the children begin playing all over and discover a ghost who can only be seen by children. They convince him to come home with him where he can't stop getting up to ghostly tricks. King Babar figures out what is going on and sends the ghost back home but promises the children they can go back to Black Castle to visit. An interesting enough story. Well told and obviously true to the characters due to the author's involvement. Out of print; but well worth the look to find for Babar fans. ( )
  ElizaJane | Jan 7, 2011 |
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Illus. in full color. "Babar's family visit to Black Castle finds the children befriending a ghost who likes them so well that he goes home with them and raises some eyebrows with his antics. Babar's recognition factor is high, and it's likely beginning readers will enjoy practicing their new reading skills in his company."--Booklist.  

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The ghost of the Black Castle follows Babar and his family and friends back to Celesteville.

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