Have You Seen the Ghost of John?
Russell Steven Powell (Brook Hollow Press, 2016)
Abigail and Peter Williams visit family in their beloved New England village on a glorious fall day. Little do they know that their ancestor, great-grandfather John, is watching over them. After all, he’s a ghost! Can you find him? Can you sing the song that goes with the pictures? It’s a round.
Christine Copeland’s rich watercolors capture mid-19th century Historic Deerfield in autumn foliage. Finding the ghost and his companion dog — hidden in each illustration — is engaging for readers of all ages. Little ones (ages 5 and up) love to sing the “ooo oo ooo” alone or with another reader.
Have You Seen the Ghost of John, based on a traditional American song that may have
originated in England, is a fun and different seasonal book that also teaches a musical
form, the round — great for teachers, parents, or grandparents who enjoy singing with
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