GUS WAS A MEXICAN GHOST by Jane Thayer

GUS WAS A MEXICAN GHOST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Gus, Baby Ghost and Cora fly (by airplane) to Mexico to bring back Mr. Frizzle who's so happy on his painting vacation that he doesn't want to come home to the museum. Gus and company have a chance to see some of the Mexican scenery -- to which Fleishman's pastel postcards do more justice than might be expected -- and to scare grizzle home with spooky mischief and a resounding outburst of fireworks. But if the ethics behind Gus' tactics are hardly worth thinking about, neither will the mechanics of his scheme bear many questions (why can't Frizzle see Gus' sombrero in Mexico when it's visible to him back at the museum, and why doesn't he recognize the cat Cora?). Instead of becoming more substantial with each appearance, Gus' ghostly persona has begun to wear thin.

Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 1974
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow