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The Ghost of P.S. 42

Part of Class Pets
Illustrated by John Kanzler

About The Book

Jake and his sister, Molly, are looking for a new place to live. When the mice discover Public School 42, they wonder if they should make it their new home. But Jake has scary encounters with an owl and the bully cat Big Gray, and wants to go back to his family. Meanwhile, Molly makes friends with a gentle hamster named Gino (who is also a ghost!) and with Miss Clark's class pets, and wants to stay. Can she convince her brother to live at P.S. 42, even though it is haunted?

About The Author

Frank Asch (1946–2022) was a graduate of Cooper Union, and wrote and illustrated more than eighty children’s books, among them the bestselling classics featuring Moonbear and Baby Bear, Russian National Bestseller Award recipient Here Comes the Cat!, and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Golden Award winner Like a Windy Day. Mr. Asch lived in Hawaii with his family.

About The Illustrator

John Kanzler, his wife, Diane, and their five cats live on a small farm in Greenfield, Massachusetts, which is also home to many, many mice.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (June 24, 2014)
  • Length: 96 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481436243
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Ages: 7 - 11

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