Gordon and the Mystery of the Ghost Pirates
is your favorite kind of story? A ghost story? A funny story about modern
kids? A cool mystery? A story about pirates? A story with some crazy
characters? A school made from a 400-year-old castle?
Misty sometimes go along with her dad and little brother just to see what kind of treasures are in the old houses, but on one trip ... the one to Fannie Belcher's house ... Misty gets more than she bargained for! Would you believe, Fannie Belcher's diary? (If she can just CATCH it every time it flies out of Fannie's desk!) And then, there's her old timey telephone ... that sometimes actually RINGS even though it's not connected! Her father brings Fanny's old tattered, molting mink coat for her mother, but there's life in it, yet. Sort of.
Probably the creepiest item from Fannie Belcher's house are her squinty-eyed glasses. You won't believe what happens when Misty puts them on!
When strange things begin to happen, Misty and her friend Yoshi investigate and are shocked to find evidence of pirates, ghosts, and an evil plot to kill and destroy!
This story will become a favorite of avid readers and reluctant readers as well! Its challenging vocabulary, descriptions, and figures of speech will make teachers' mouths water, and the hysterical character and store names will keep everyone rolling on the floor.
The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, problem solving, research, writing, skill building, and authentic writing prompts and a culminating interactive Jeopardy-type game. Teachers who want students to use fun, exciting, well-written literature in a story about ghosts, pirates, family, and mystery to entice kids to love for reading and develop skills as a bonus will want make this book and the Kids Wings activity guide part of their classroom libraries.
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