Ghost Detectors

Ghost Detectors

Volume 1, Let the Specter-detecting Begin

eBook - 2013
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Malcom and Dandy are best friends. But these two boys aren't your average ten-year-olds. When the boys get their hands on an Ecto-Handheld-Automatic-Heat-Sensitive-Laser-Enhanced Specter Detector, their adventures as Ghost Detectors begin. In this first volume of three stories, Malcom and Dandy thwart a practical-joking poltergeist, rid the Miller house of a ghost, and get to the bottom of some unusual paranormal activity in their elementary school. It may sound strange, but it's just the everyday work of a Ghost Detector! Readers love the humorous detective adventures and learn a number of ghost-detecting tips!
Publisher: [United States] : Mighty Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781938063299
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: McWilliam, Howard 1977-
hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Let the specter-detecting begin


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May 14, 2015

This book contains stories #1-3 of the Ghost Detector series. The main character is Malcom, a budding scientist. He has an annoying older sister and a best friend, Dandy, who mostly just picks his nose. Malcolm sends off for a ghost detecting machine and gives it a try with unexpected results. In the next two stories, he solves ghost mysteries using his new machine as well as other devices.

There are illustrations throughout the book. The drawings are extremely well done and add interest to the book.

All three stories move extremely quickly with high adventure and interesting plots. The first and second story did not have complete closure so you were left with some questions. I bumped this book down a star because I could not like Malcom's sidekick, Dandy. He is portrayed as being an idiot who picks his nose and ears and wipes it on his shirt. Malcom does everything because Dandy is incapable. Many of the characters are negative such as the very mean older sister and the lying grandmother. Otherwise, I enjoyed the fast moving action and many of the quirks such as a ghost dog and the crazy devices. Recommended for grades 3-5.

snicholson76 May 19, 2014

Great for those kids who like a gentler scare, this book includes a ghosts giving wedgies, playing pranks, and those trying to convey messages to loved ones. It's full of humor and imagination, and it's perfect for young ghost hunter wannabes.

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