Monday, January 12, 2009

Children's book - Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story by Linda Thieman

This book was a delightful read. Any 7-10 year old (third/fourth grader) will find it easy and fun with short chapters. Katie and her family move to a new town because of her mother's job. Katie doesn't have many friends right at first in this new town as in most cases is the problem when kids move. Her dog is a loyal friend that helps her out after she falls into a hole. He summons help. Katie's family is a loving family and her parents are very open to talking things out with Katie. Katie has responsibilities around the house. Kimble is the ghost of a little girl that use to live in the house that Katie and her family move into. Kimble is a friendly ghost much like Casper the friendly Ghost. She helps Katie out and leaves gifts for her. Kimble shares with Katie a secret stairway to the attic and also her secret room that her mother made for her in the attic. Katie and Kimble quickly become friends. Oh, by the way, only small children and animals can see Kimble. Katie's mother never sees her, but she believes she's there for Katie. Thieman also sprinkles in humorous settings. In the book children will learn some Jewish customs. Kimble teaches Katie how to play dreidel. For teachers and homeschoolers there is a web site you can go to and download free classroom activities that go along with the book.

Read Chapters 1-6 free at Katie and Kimble blog


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the nice review, Abi! Your readers can now go to the Katie & Kimble blog (click my name) to download the first six chapters of Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story free of charge -- right sidebar.

Love today's proverb about rebuking a wise man. Really gets one thinking!