WITCH, GOBLIN, AND GHOST IN THE HAUNTED WOODS by Sue Alexander

WITCH, GOBLIN, AND GHOST IN THE HAUNTED WOODS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this third clutch of stories about Goblin and his friends Witch and Ghost, Goblin continues to be the lovably foolish and timid one who needs and gets reassurance from the others. They teach him to swim when he makes excuses for staying out of the water; they assure him--after a scary dream--that they wouldn't let him get lost in the haunted woods; and they remind him when he starts digging for treasure that the X on his map really marks the spot he had planned for a garden--which could be a ""real treasure"" when the flowers and vegetables come up. Once more the three look like gnomelike children who are just playing the roles of goblin, witch, and ghost; and once more these roles have nothing to do with their behavior--they're just a gimmick grafted onto the easy-reader friendship formula.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1981
Publisher: Pantheon