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Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia Hardcover – September 7, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Series: Amelia Bedelia
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books (September 7, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060518936
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060518936
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,773,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2–The literal maid returns, treating readers to more mishaps and misadventures. It is autumn, and the Rogerses have decorated for Halloween. When Amelia Bedelia arrives for work, she thinks that someone has vandalized the house. Once she learns that the family is having a party, she gets into the swing of things by cracking (breaking) a window and adding leaves to the dining-room table. As darkness falls, the festivities begin. After partaking of the gruesome refreshments, the costume contest is held, but no one can find Amelia Bedelia. Finally, it's revealed that she's been there all along–dressed as a scarecrow. Sweat's amusing watercolor-and-pen illustrations add to the zaniness of the story. Funny signs abound, from the tombstones on the lawn to the descriptions of the gruesome goodies. The costumes that Amelia Bedelia creates for the children are amusing and easy to duplicate. The illustrations extend the wordplay and help beginning readers understand the story. This reader is excellent for children ready for the challenge of learning the difference in meaning between such words as "which" and "witch," visually and semantically. A happy haunting with Amelia Bedelia where the laughs outweigh the screams.–Linda Staskus, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
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About the Author

Herman Parish is the nephew of Amelia Bedelia's creator, Peggy Parish, and the author of many books about Amelia Bedelia. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.



Lynn Sweat has illustrated many Amelia Bedelia books, including Go West, Amelia Bedelia! He and his wife live in Connecticut.


More About the Author

Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, wrote the first book about Amelia Bedelia. The lovable, literal-minded housekeeper has been a member of his family ever since. Peggy Parish died in 1988. She would be proud and delighted to know that with Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia; Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!; Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor and now Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia, her nephew is carrying on -- for a new generation of readers -- the tradition she began years ago.

In His Own Words... "In true Amelia Bedelia fashion, I backed into writing these books about the literal-minded housekeeper who children laugh at and love. Amelia Bedelia was created by my aunt, Peggy Parish. Although she passed away in 1988, Peggy still received fan mail from children. They wondered when the next Amelia Bedelia book would be out. Then other children's authors wrote and volunteered to continue the series. I felt uneasy about Amelia Bedelia leaving our family. As I was in the fourth grade when she first appeared, I had literally grown up with her. So I decided to try to write a new Amelia Bedelia adventure. My two sisters and my family were very supportive and encouraged me. I'd had experience in writing advertisements. I reread the Amelia Bedelia stories to figure out what made them funny. I realized that everyday life overflows with idiomatic expressions, literalisms, and homophones. It's amazing more people don't get confused-besides Amelia Bedelia! My first book, Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia, took me a year to think about and one night to write. I had been collecting ideas, homonyms, and expressions. Whenever I heard them, I jotted them down: on napkins in restaurants, on my newspaper while riding the bus, and on agenda sheets in business meetings.

I stockpiled these fragments in a folder until one Sunday night, with my family asleep, I decided that it was now or never. I sat down around ten o'clock and began to write. I was so focused on the story that I finished as the sun came up on Monday morning. Naturally, the story needed revision, but the essence was captured in that all-night writing spree.

I am fortunate that my editor, Susan Hirschman, and the illustrator, Lynn Sweat, had worked with Peggy on many Amelia Bedelia books. That helped make the transition from Peggy's books to mine as seamless as possible.

I feel very lucky to be writing Amelia Bedelia books and continuing a family tradition. But the best reward was when a child wrote Peggy Parish a fan letter. It said that Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia is the best book she has written. To me, that's the highest compliment I could hope for."

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By maggie on September 8, 2007
Format: Paperback
As a beginning reader my 5 3/4 year old found this book easy to read! She loved the story, and it took her only 4 nights to read it. She loved the surprises on each page, and couldn't wait to find out what happened!
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Format: Library Binding
It's Halloween at the Rogers House and they want to have a party. They need Amelia Bedelia's help in getting ready. Amelia Bedelia takes every situation in stride and does exactly as she is told. Read to see what happens when she's told to crack the window, a leaf for the table and goes "trick or treating"!

This book will have parents and children laughing out loud, until the last page.

Amelia Bedelia is a great series for younger kids and a good way to teach them to read. It also helps them to understand two ways of looking at things.
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Format: Paperback
I can't say I'm the biggest Amelia Bedelia fan, but I teach ESOL students and many, just love Amelia Bedelia! They see themselves as Amelia Bedelia as they go through their English language learning and feel they make the same mistakes as Amelia does in understanding people at times. It allows them to laugh at themselves while seeing someone else go through things they have done or misunderstood at one time or another. The series is joy for them at this level of reading and remember fondly after.
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Format: Library Binding
Halloween is crazy enough, but how much crazier can it get when cellebrated by Amelia Bedelia?

Sweet, sincere, and helpful to the limit, Amelia is going to assist the Rogers family entertain for the holiday. To be sure, she will follow directions to the letter, and put a decidedly new spin on one of our favorite days.

Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia is a sweet treat that belongs in your child's bag of tricks!
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By M. E. Trelles on March 4, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
my husband and I love reading these stories to our child!! She really learns expressions and enjoys some laughs ...
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