Martha Speaks: Haunted House – Karen Ross (2010)
When Mom asks Martha to deliver some flowers to a house (a house Mom and her friends had thought to be haunted as children) Martha does, through a comedy of misadventures ensues.
The Parkington’s who have just moved in think Martha is a ghost, Martha thinks she sees a ghost, and then when Helen and TD return with her – Helen ends up under a sheet as the ghost, scaring the Parkington’s for a second time.
The poor Parkington’s, who are a bit of an elderly couple, get no resolution, the story just ends. Martha, Helen, and TD get some resolution, but the Parkington’s still think that their house is haunted.
I am pretty sure that children would enjoy this book, even if I am not quite as convinced.
Based on the characters created by Susan Meddagh, based on the TV series teleplay by Raye Lankford.
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HMH Books, 2010 24 pages ISBN: 9780547210735
Suggested Reading Level: Ages 5+ Levelled Reading Level: 2
Ross, K. (2010). Martha Speaks: Haunted House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.