Pleasing the Ghost
Author: Sharon Creech
Review By: Emma McGinnis
Overview: Pleasing the Ghost is about a boy named Dennis who-after his father dies-gains the ability to see ghosts. The adventure starts when Dennis’s uncle Arvie joins the list of ghosts Dennis can see. Arvie had a stroke before he died and now speaks in his own language. The only people that understand Arvie’s language are Dennis and Uncle Arvie’s wife, Julia. Unfortunately, Julia cannot see Arvie-she can smell him though-and Dennis cannot understand everything Arvie says, so when Arvie asks Dennis for “three pleases” (three favors) problems arise.
About the Author: Author Sharon Creech is an acclaimed writer. Her book, Walk Two Moons, was the 1995 Newbery Medal winner. This book, Pleasing the Ghost, was nominated for the 1999 Golden Sower award.
Available: This book is available at the Central City Public Library for borrowing and can be purchased on the Internet.