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Ghostwriter: Season 1
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Jamal is just an ordinary kid in Brooklyn, playing on his computer, when he begins receiving strange and mysterious messages. Who or what is trying to communicate with him by manipulating letters and words? It must be a Ghostwriter! Luckily, Jamal is not alone. Lenni, Alex, Gabby, Tina and Rob can also see Ghostwriters messages! The teens team up to solve a rash of mysteries plaguing their neighborhood. What is a Thabto? Who burned down Mr. Brinkers store? Why is everyone at the community garden getting sick? Following the clues and solving these mysteries puts them closer to helping Ghostwriter figure out who he is.
Developed by the Childrens Television Workshop, the creative force behind Sesame Street, Ghostwriter aired on PBS between October 1992 and February 1995. Created to improve literacy and writing skills, the shows intelligent blend of thrilling adventure and friendship captured the imagination of a generation of readers. !
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Anyway, here's why the show is so cool. The only way these kids can communicate with the ghost is by writing it notes. Thus, part of the show focuses on how to put what you want to say into a clear and concise sentence or short paragraph.
While kids are being entertained with the mystery, they're also learning how to write clearly. Taking the thoughts in your head and putting them into words is a valuable skill to learn. As a lawyer who reads a lot of what people write, it's also not a skill many people have.
I'm buying this set for my 7 and 8 year olds.
Aside from that, it was also an entertaining show. My friends and I have enjoyed watching the first season. Talk about star power: Samuel L. Jackson as Jamal's Dad?! Also featured are Max Wright from ALF, Mark-Linn Baker from Perfect Strangers, Dule Hill from Psych, Spike Lee...need I say more?!
Just to give a heads-up, both cases with 5 episodes (Ghost Story and Into the Light) are on this season. All the other cases span four episodes.
I hope anyone who buys this can relax and take a trip back in time when teenagers were not boozing it up on the Upper East Side or going loco in 90210. Sit back, relax and go to a time when Cross Colors ruled, bodegas were great places to hang out and you could always communicate to your friend by writing to Ghostwriter!
Here is how each episode breaks down. The fact that this is a mystery series means that every story contains multiple chapters (almost like a book), which are divided into 4-5 episodes. This opening season has 8 stories, each containing 4 parts (one story bears a fifth). Multiply 8 x4, +1, and you get a total of 33 episodes.Read more ›
Unfortunately there is a limited amount of good programming available for kids these days, and this is definitely something I'm going to show my own children one day. So definitely would highly recommend purchasing it!
I'm really hoping they will bring the other seasons on DVD too!!!!!!!! It feels incomplete only having season one! :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Reliving my childhood with my child. He likes it just as much I do.Published 3 days ago by Nicole Albarran
I loved this show as a kid! I'm so glad it's offered in dvd format.Published 1 month ago by Destiny
#grammar. Loved this show as a child. Forgot it had so much terrible white-rap songs. #SheAintNikkiPublished 2 months ago by Kenneth Cifuentes
OMG yes it here I was only like 5 I think when this was out I love watching this as a kid at first my my mom never let me but I alway stink it and watching it anyway by the time I... Read morePublished 4 months ago by JC fan
I love this show! So many memories when I watch it and now I'm fortunate enough to be able to share with my kids!Published 6 months ago by Agent_Of_Shield
I KNEW IT!!!!
I KNEW you'd come back G.W.! You and the gang made Sundays (Chore day at my house and the last day of the weekend) special and not so sad.. Read more
I purchased this product back in 2011 for $31.49. Looks like the price has been reduced nearly $10 since. If you grew up with this show, it is an excellent trip down memory lane. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mr. Non-Profit
Show is excellent and good for all kids and adults in reading and writing watching it since it been on from beginning to endPublished 8 months ago by Ms. Caroline V. Williams
Fantastic series that is a big hit with students. Develops thinking skills, supports value of reading and writing, positive relationships with friends and family, features a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Grandma Joan