Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story by Linda Thieman

Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story
Linda Thieman
Pale Silver Rainplop Press (2008)
ISBN 9780979439612
Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 7.5) for Reader Views (11/08)

This is a ghost story of a girl named Katie who is nine and the other girl that you see on the front cover is a girl named Kimble who is ten. The two girls met when Katie heard a girl laughing at her new house but she didn’t see anyone. She kept hearing laughter and then she saw a girl ghost on her bed. Katie wasn’t afraid of Kimble. And Kimble was excited to see a new friend in her house.

I like the whole story of it and I want the other book of Katie & Kimble. I like Kimble because she is a ghost, and I like ghosts, they don’t scare me either. My most favorite character is Katie. I also like Kimble’s pretty purple dress. I like the parts when Katie and Kimble hug each other because they are such good friends. The girls like to play outside exploring and going on adventures.

Another funny part of the story is when Katie and the rest of her family in the house were in sleeping bags, everyone but Twinkle, the family dog.  I would like the book a little bit better if it had a tiny bit of action.

I still like the pictures even if they don’t have color. Lots of chapter books don’t have pictures, but I wish they would, it makes it more interesting to me.

This is an easy book to read for seven-year-olds. I think a lot of kids in the world that know how to read would like “Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story” by Linda Thieman.

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