GHOST TRAIN by Stephen Wyllie


A Spooky Hologram Book
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Age Range: 5 - 9
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 A slight, trite tale about a trio of spooks--``Headless Hector, the Gray Lady, and I, the Silver Skeleton''--provides a vehicle for some intriguingly effective holograms. The ghosts do their job at Ravenswick castle too well: after 400 years, its live inhabitants flee, leaving them out of a job. After wandering a bit, they settle in an amusement park, thus retrieving the fortunes of a ``Ghost Train.'' Lee's double-spread illustrations are skillfully done--authentic details of costume and architecture, humorously broad characterizations, slightly garish colors--but the real attraction here is six evanescent insets (plus three on the cover) that can be made to move and change color and are quite satisfyingly eerie. A curiosity, guaranteed to grab attention. (Picture book. 5-9)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8037-1163-8
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1992