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Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story Paperback – July 2, 2008
About the Author
Linda Thieman (pronounced TEE-mun) writes the award-winning Katie & Kimble chapter book series (RL3) and runs the Katie & Kimble Blog (http://www.katieandkimbleblog.com). She is a former English language teacher who has created a set of reading skills activity packets and classroom materials that teachers and homeschoolers can download from the Katie & Kimble Blog free of charge. The materials correspond to the first two books in the Katie & Kimble series and are guided by the national standards set for third grade reading skills. Linda lives in Sioux City, Iowa.
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Katie & Kimble is a very honest book with a lot of friendship and truth. I thought it was a really great book, one of my top favorites. It was a very sweet, loving book. There are some parts that I wasn't expecting, but I liked the whole thing. I think it would be cool to meet a ghost like Kimble and to live in that type of house. Katie didn't really have any friends and I think Kimble made a smart choice of showing her feelings so Katie would like her.
I wish that I had a friend like Katie or Kimble or even both. I think Katie & Kimble is a book I would enjoy reading again and I look forward to reading more about Katie and Kimble's adventures. I also liked the pictures in the book. I think Mrs. Russell made a smart choice about trusting that Kimble was real and I was surprised that she believed in the end.
Not only did I adore reading Katie & Kimble, but the several parts that I read out loud to my 6 year old daughter, thrilled her. I will be going back and rereading the entire book with her and eagerly awaiting the second in the series.
Katie is a young girl of nine, who has moved into a new house, along with her Mom, Dad, and baby brother. Little does she know that, within the house, another young girl, of ten, also lives - though she is a ghost. Kimble died many years ago, at the young age of ten, from a terrible flu outbreak. She is lonely, sad, and desperately wants to find out what happened to her Mother.
From the very first giggle that Katie hears, the girls immediately become the best of friends, forming a deep friendship that transends all boundaries (alive vs. pasted on). Katie & Kimble is a true treasure with it's sweet simplicity and richly engrossing tale. Ms. Thieman has an excellent talent for bringing her characters to life and allowing the reader to be quickly absorbed within the settings and dialog. I can easily see this series becoming a childhood favorite to last through the years! I simply cannot wait to read the next in this series: Katie & Kimble, The Magic Wish!
My 10 year old homeschooled daughter,loved the book! She is an avid reader who devours 5 books at a time. She was excited to read the book and then explore The Katie and Kimble blog ([...]). Very few fictional books link you to a blog! What a great opportunity for the Author, Linda Thieman, to get her readers eager to explore and do more with Katie and Kimble. My daughter loves the interaction with the sound bites! How fun to go hear the Kimble Kimble chant, Graceful Ghost and even see the Katie and Kimble video that uses graphics from the book!
As a homeschool mom I love the blog! There is a section for Teachers and Homeschoolers! In the section you have access to free materials and activity packets for each book! The author, Linda Thieman is a former English/Language teacher from Sioux City, Iowa. The material that she created corresponds to the first two books in the Series. They are guided by the standards set for third grade reading skills in Iowa school systems. The books are priced right too! So not only are the books affordable you are given full access to the blog with free activities, free chapter downloads, handouts, color sheets, etc. On top of that the site is kid friendly and kid safe!
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