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The Ghost in Room 11 [Hardcover]

Betty Ren Wright , Jacqueline Rogers
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Oct. 15 1997
When his family moves to a small town near Milwaukee, Matt's efforts to fit into his new fourth-grade class are complicated by his poor spelling and his encounter with the ghost of one of the school's former teachers.

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From Publishers Weekly

Wright's (Haunted Summer) lackluster ghost story about a haunted school comes off as more silly than eerie. New student Matt Barber quickly loses credibility with his peers when he tries to impress them with tall tales about his mother, who "does stunts" in the movies, and his "treasure hunter" father. Tagged as a liar, the fourth-grader has trouble convincing anyone he has seen a phantom teacher roaming the halls outside classroom 11. But the ghost?schoolmarm Whipple who "died at her desk, correcting papers"?is real, and she vows to haunt Matt until he improves his spelling. As unconvincing as the novel's strained plot is its cast of two-dimensional characters: a principal who shares Matt's spelling problem; a teacher who calls the Barber home regularly to report Matt's shortcomings; and an irritating apparition, who badgers students with the motto: "Try Hard. Then Try Harder." Fans of spooky school stories will find few thrills here. Ages 7-9.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Gr. 2^-4. In the author's latest page-turner, Matt Barber, the new kid in school, is having trouble making friends. When he accepts a dare to find out if a ghost exists in school, he has no idea that his classmates have played a trick on him by leaving gerbils in the basement where he is to sleep. When Matt declares he has seen a real apparition, the spirit of an old school teacher (who, of course, appears only to him), he finds himself more isolated from the kids than he was before. The ghost eventually comes to the rescue by convincing Matt to try harder to win friends, and as he improves his attitude and curbs his temper, the ghost reveals herself to his classmates and wins him the respect he deserves. Contrivances aside, Wright offers another intriguing variation on the classic ghost narrative, one that focuses on emotions and maturity instead of fear. Matt's honest sharing of his feelings of loneliness will encourage countless young readers. Shelley Townsend-Hudson

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Haunting Lesson Dec 12 1999
Format:Hardcover
The Ghost in Room 11 takes a look at how scary it is to be the new kid in class, which, the story reveals, is not as scary as meeting a ghost. Matt (the new kid) soon learns the value of honesty in new friendships. He also learns the importance of doing your best in school because old teachers don't go away, but they might come back to haunt you. This is a fun book for boys and girls of all ages. Comments: Hannah, grade 2 - "It was pretty scary when the ghost touched Matt's chin, but I really liked the book."
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... book reiview on ghost in room 11 Nov. 5 2002
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Format:Hardcover
Do you think there's a ghost in your school? Well Matthew thinks that there's a ghost in room 11. Matthew just went to a new school and he doesn't like it there, then a kid named Charlie says there's a ghost in this school. First Matthew didn't beleive him until he saw it with his own two eyes.What is he going to do? Will the ghost leave him alone? Find out read the book Ghost in Room 11.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The lady ghost March 14 2002
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Format:Hardcover
This book was scary. It was about a old lady that use to work there.She comes and appear to kids that misspell words all the time. There should be more books like this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The lady ghost March 14 2002
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Format:Hardcover
This book was scary. It was about a old lady that use to work there.She comes and appear to kids that misspell words all the time. There should be more books like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... book reiview on ghost in room 11 Nov. 5 2002
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Do you think there's a ghost in your school? Well Matthew thinks that there's a ghost in room 11. Matthew just went to a new school and he doesn't like it there, then a kid named Charlie says there's a ghost in this school. First Matthew didn't beleive him until he saw it with his own two eyes.What is he going to do? Will the ghost leave him alone? Find out read the book Ghost in Room 11.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Haunting Lesson Dec 12 1999
By kidscourier.com Staff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The Ghost in Room 11 takes a look at how scary it is to be the new kid in class, which, the story reveals, is not as scary as meeting a ghost. Matt (the new kid) soon learns the value of honesty in new friendships. He also learns the importance of doing your best in school because old teachers don't go away, but they might come back to haunt you. This is a fun book for boys and girls of all ages. Comments: Hannah, grade 2 - "It was pretty scary when the ghost touched Matt's chin, but I really liked the book."
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is awsome Oct. 5 2011
By L. Boyles - Published on Amazon.com
The reason I read this book is because my friend said it was good. So I wanted to see for my serif. I loved it. It had good detail and it stayed on topic. It was about a boy named Mathew Barber who moved to Healy from Massachusetts. He told a bunch of lies. Charlie told Mathew that Healy elementary was haunted. Mathew soon found that Charlie was right. The ghost helped Mathew pass his spelling test. The ghost finally proved it was real by appearing at the book fair. It told them its motto try hard, try harder, this means you. The last time she scared Mathew was after the talk they had in room 11. She said "That the librarian heated to read, the art teacher heated art, and the gym teacher heated gym. I can`t even believe that Mathew had a conversation with a ghost. The characters were Mathew Barber, Mom, Dad, Ms. Mohan, Mr. Beasley, Ms. Whipple aka ghost, Charlie, Ms. Sanders, Jason, Miss. Bucher, Stephaney, Kristen, and Miss. Carey. If you want to find more buy Ghost In Room11.
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