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Ivy + Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go Book 2by Annie Barrows
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Nothing turns a backyard camp-out from yawn to "Yowza!" like a few scary stories. When their repertoire of shadow puppets is exhausted, Martha (the talking dog from PBSand#8217;s hit TV show Martha Speaks)and her friends decide to share some science-fiction storiesand#8212;the creepier the better! Martha tells one about aliens from Venus who eat frozen yogurt with their ears, T.D. scares everyone with malevolent alien cat people, Helen tells "The Telltale Artichoke Heart" about a disturbing tin can ("THUMP. THUMP. THUMP"), and Alice tells "Night of the Phantom Scarecrow." A few Campfire Story Starters will have aspiring storytellers off and running!
Second-graders Ivy and Bean set out to expel the ghost who is living in the girls' bathroom at their school.
Martha the talking dog tells her friends four fur-raising scary stories in this summer camp-out chapter book. Based onand#160;the popularand#160;TVand#160;showand#160;Martha Speaksand#160;airing on PBS.
Best friends Ivy and Bean are back and looking for adventure in the second installment of this engaging new series. This time they've made an amazing discoverya ghost in the school bathroom! Ivy and Bean can see its cloudy form and its glowing eyes. They can hear its moaning voice. This is the best thing that ever happened at schooluntil the teachers find out. Now Ivy and Bean have to figure out how to get the ghost out of the bathroom. Will they succeed? Maybe. Will they have fun? Of course!
Now that Ivy and Bean are friends, they do gymnastics club together, sit together in Ms. Aruba-Tate's second grade, and tell each other their darkest secrets. And when Ivy discovers a ghost in the school bathroom, it will take both girls' courage and imagination to make it go away. Another entertaining installment in this series about two mischievous, funny, clever girls.
About the Author
Annie Barrows has written many books for adults, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for children. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.
Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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