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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 50L (What's this?)
  • Series: Penguin Young Readers, L2
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers (September 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141300841
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141300849
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2-"Mr. Brown liked three things: ghost books, cheese, and cats." So, the man buys himself a bookstore that sells only scary stories and gets a cat (who also likes cheese) to keep him company. However, when the customers start seeing mice, they stop coming to the store. Mr. Brown sends his cat to catch the rodents, but instead, the clever feline comes up with a plan. When volumes mysteriously begin to fall off of the shelves, word gets around that the Black Cat Bookstore is haunted. The customers return, and Mr. Brown, the cat, and the book-pushing mice all live happily together. This clever story has an easy-to-read vocabulary and short chapters. Westcott's colorful and lively illustrations capture the tone of the text, and the artist's extra little touches (such as Mr. Brown's cat-patterned tie) will entertain children. While this book is aimed at newly independent readers, it will also make a fun read-aloud.
Dina Sherman, Brooklyn Children's Museum, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

Mr. Brown decides to open a bookstore that sells only his favorite kind of books: ghost stories. He also gets a cat, and the two of them live happily together. Unfortunately, the resident mice scare away customers until the cat (who likes mice) comes up with a plan to give the bookstore a "ghost" and the mice a job. Children just past the beginning readers should find this amiable tale well within their grasp. Westcott's jolly illustrations include lots of funny ghost story book titles, some amusing mice antics, and a multicultural group of bookstore customers. Susan Dove Lempke --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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My daughter really enjoyed this book.
Cheryl Elkins Grimes
I am constantly amazed at the quality of these easy reader stories.
A. Y. Smittle
I hope there will be more books in the series!
Susan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Y. Smittle on June 24, 2001
Format: Hardcover
If your little reader loves ghost stories, I really recommend this one. It has a good, easy storyline to follow about a man who loves books, cats and cheese. Take it from there. Very cute. I am constantly amazed at the quality of these easy reader stories. Great illustrations; great idea for a story and a bookstore!!
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By Susan on October 27, 2014
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My book club group really enjoyed this book. Storyline and characters gave us much to discuss.
I was most proud as we were discussing the when and where - one of the kiddos said, "Oh, I know- it takes place in the present." We made a ghost shaped book report - just delightful for the children. I hope there will be more books in the series!
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By JP on April 7, 2013
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My kids love this whole series. These books are great to read to young kids, very readable for early readers, and fun to read even when kids are older. Our favorite book in the series is Bookstore Burglar but this one is wonderful too.
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By Michelle on June 28, 2009
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This was a story that my son actually wanted to read and the pictures entertained my daughter.
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By Cheryl Elkins Grimes on February 15, 2015
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My daughter really enjoyed this book.
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