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The Annoying Ghost Kid [Kindle Edition]

Robert Evans Wilson Jr. , Previn Hudetz
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Annoying Ghost Kid is a funny story about Corky, a ten year old boy, who is tormented by Duke, a younger boy who happens to be a ghost. Duke loves to play practical jokes on Corky. It’s like having a pesky little brother with special powers. The fun begins when Corky, and his friend Jill, are challenged to find imaginative ways to stop the ghost kid’s tricks! In the beginning, the ghost kid clearly has the advantage, but eventually, Corky and Jill finally figure out how to turn things around on their transparent tormenter. Then, it’s back and forth, and the pranks get funnier and funnier as the supernatural nuisance goes head to head with two increasingly clever kids.

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About the Author

Robert Evans Wilson, Jr., a full time single father of two sons, is an award-winning humorist from Atlanta. He is the author of the internationally syndicated column: "The Un-Comfort Zone" which runs in more than 400 publications. He is also the author of the humorous book "OFF THE WALL: The Best Graffiti Off the Walls of America," published by Longstreet Press. He is also the author of the funny children's book: "The Annoying Ghost Kid."

Product Details

  • File Size: 249 KB
  • Print Length: 68 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Evans Wilson, Jr.; 1 edition (October 24, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZGWVD8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,491,694 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever & Entertaining November 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Every young kid loves ghost stories and this one is most clever and entertaining. An easy read that is hard to walk away from; more than likely a story that kids will request over and over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully easy read December 20, 2011
Format:Paperback
The Annoying Ghost Kid is one of the few books that my six year old son
could not wait to read each evening. Usually, we read one chapter of a book
each night, however; we read at least 3 chapters of the Annoying Ghost Kid
each night. Once we were finished, he asked his first grade teacher if I
could come in and read the book to the class. The students look forward to
learning what will happen next to Corky & Jill (or Duke). I have found that
boys and girls like this book equally well. I would recommend this book to
parents or teachers of elementary school age kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read November 9, 2011
By Myrtle
Format:Kindle Edition
This story is a fun and easy read for young children, it is also an enjoyable read for others just learning english as a second language. It would be a useful book for babysitters to keep on hand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Anti-Bullying Message January 6, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What a wonderful read with a powerful message for children! Should be a must read in our schools!

I was looking for a book that my nieces would both enjoy and that would help with their reading. "The Annoying Ghost Kid" delivered in more ways than I expected. It is a delightful book that encourages children to find creative solutions to problems, and presents an Anti-Bullying message in a fun and enjoyable story. Other themes and positive messages I found in the book are: encouraging non-violence, personal responsibility, honesty, and friendship.

I agree with educators that the only solution to bullying is to educate and empower our children to stop bullying before it starts. I believe this book is a terrific start in educating our children how to be "first responders" at the onset of bullying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Annoying Ghost Kid December 26, 2011
Format:Paperback
The Annoying Ghost Kid is a great tale for children of all ages. The story centers on Corky, a child who is discouraged by life because his best friend has moved away. With the encouragement of his mom he seeks to find a new BFF, but, in the process finds a ghost kid who is more than irritating because of his continual exhibition of mean, practical jokes. The antics of the ghost kid coupled with the way Corky and his friend Jill set out to sabotage the pranks pose interesting thought and conversation about life. It's a must read for families everywhere and would be a great addition to school media centers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids everywhere! December 22, 2011
Format:Paperback
The Annoying Ghost Kid is a wonderfully funny and entertaining read. Dukey is the anti-Casper. He throws acorns, pulls ponytails, and ruins basketball practice. He meets his match with two very resourceful and clever children, who are also the only ones who can see him. When they decide they've had enough of his pranks, that's when the fun starts! Throw in haunted houses and magical tree-dwelling elves, and you've got all the ingredients for a first rate children's book. I can't wait until Volume 2, and see what kind of mischief Dukey can get himself into next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Annoying and Entertaining January 4, 2012
Format:Paperback
Imagine being annoyed by someone you can't see, hear or touch (except when he wants you to). That's Corky's dilemma in "The Annoying Ghost Kid", a book your youngster will enjoy and you will enjoy reading to him. Corky and his friend Jill are haunted by Duke, a ghost boy with dead aim (pun intended) with acorns, a mischievous smile, and more mischief in his heart. The battle sways back and forth as Corky and Jill attempt to turn the tables. You never know what's going to happen next, but the most important event happens on the very last page...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A friendly ghost story for the younger set December 21, 2011
Format:Paperback
Kids want to read what's cool, including ghost stories. Parents want kids to love reading, but be able to sleep at night! Rob Wilson has the perfect solution in The Annoying Ghost Kid. Duke, the ghost kid, isn't really scary; instead, he is into pesky pranks. A bonus of the book is that the other characters model the benefits of being resourceful and creative when they come up with solutions to outsmart the ghost kid. A fun and quick read!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!!
My son and I couldn't stop reading it! :) Great twist at the end. The author came to my son's school!!!
Published 6 months ago by Suzy
5.0 out of 5 stars The Annoying Ghost Kid is a great kid read
The Annoying Ghost kid is an engaging read for kids with a great message! My nephews ages 7 and 10 loved it, and are still talking enthusiastically about the story.
Published on September 24, 2012 by Kelsea
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Choice
Ghost stories and children's imaginations go together. If your child has outgrown "the friendly ghost", but is not ready for the macabre, this story is the perfect choice.
Published on September 2, 2012 by J. Phillip
5.0 out of 5 stars The annoying ghost kid
Great book! I bought it for my niece and nephew - but sat down to browse through it when I got home. Ending up reading the entire book! Cant wait to get their reactions. Read more
Published on June 21, 2012 by PM
5.0 out of 5 stars Annoying Ghost Kid - Great for the whole family!
Loved the book! The Annoying Ghost Kid is a wonderfully funny and easy book to read. Great for the entire family.
Published on March 23, 2012 by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Annoying Ghost Kid really entertains
I've really enjoyed reading Rob Wilson's book to my son. I can animate the characters while I read giving them their own voices and personalities and it gives me a chance to... Read more
Published on March 9, 2012 by deanb
5.0 out of 5 stars A "spirited" tale
This is a charming, entertaining kid-read for girls and boys aged 6-11. Duke is the friendliest ghost since Casper. Read more
Published on January 18, 2012 by LHarper
5.0 out of 5 stars We Loved it
My Daughter and I both had a chance to read this wonderful story about a little boy and his misadventures with a very annoying Ghost.... Read more
Published on January 5, 2012 by Karen Griffin
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
I agree with what's already posted, and I'm glad the book crossed my path. I plan to make our teachers aware of it. Enjoyable!
Published on December 30, 2011 by Ginger in Auburn
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of laughs for the whole family!!!
I've always been a reader and even though my own sons are 19 and 22, that hasn't stopped me from loving to read children's literature. This is a real treasure! Read more
Published on December 26, 2011 by GreerAlley
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More About the Author

Atlanta based author, humorist and speaker, Rob Wilson, writes under his full name Robert Evans Wilson, Jr., to distinguish himself from the plethora of Wilsons who share the first names of Robert, Rob and Bob.

Rob is the author of the internationally syndicated column on human motivation: The Un-Comfort Zone which runs in more than 400 publications. Each month Rob explores the many aspects of motivation, innovation, and leadership, and how to apply them in a competitive business environment.

Wilson is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today with his blog The Main Ingredient.

Rob is co-author of the wildly funny book: OFF THE WALL! The Best Graffiti Off The Walls Of America, an illustrated collection of bathroom graffiti. He and his co-author Ken Frankel have appeared on more than 100 radio shows in the US and Canada.

Rob is also the author of the humorous children's novel, The Annoying Ghost Kid, which was recently optioned by a motion picture company. It is a story about a ten year old boy, who is bullied by a ghost. As a children's author, Rob routinely visits elementary schools where he talks about the creative process, gives animated readings from his book, and teaches kids how to deal with bullies.

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