The Ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam

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9780590482905: The Ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam

To win a $5000 reward, a chef named Dan agrees to stay in a haunted house overnight and when he meets a very hungry ghost, he gets more than he had expected.

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It seemed like there was no one brave enough in all of East Texas to spend the night in the creepy old mansion haunted by Sifty Sifty Sam. Even the $5,000 reward wasn't enough for most folks to attempt such an ordeal. That is, until a determined chef named Dan, armed with only "a bushel of groceries, a slab of fatback, and a frying pan," gathers his courage and prepares to spend the night. What ensues is a frightful night in which the ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam makes a knee-knocking appearance, and Dan uses a daring combination of wit and soul food to make it to morning.

Angela Shelf Medearis has been voted one of the three best storytellers in the world by Storytelling World Magazine, and the original, enticing cadence of The Ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam could have won her the honor. The nontraditional rhyme scheme of this excellent read-aloud book lends itself to different rhythms, speeds, and pauses, timed perfectly with the pace of the action.

Jacqueline Rogers's beautiful watercolor paintings range from ghostly pale pastels to vibrant vegetable hues. Children will love her detail-rich drawings of the happy-faced foods, the contents of the ghost's see-through stomach, and the rodents hiding in every corner. A savory, humorous tale that is likely to make young readers more hungry than terrified, The Ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam is sure to become a year-round favorite for fans of both food and phantoms. (Ages 5 and older)

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Kindergarten-Grade 3. Medearis freely borrows elements of traditional ghostly tales to concoct a new stew of old favorite ingredients. Some of the makings are: a haunted house no one can spend the night in; a reward offered for the brave person who can; a ghost who creeps in from the lake, calling out his location while getting closer and closer, and then assembles himself part by part until the whole creature is present, and is so fierce he can guzzle down a skillet full of hot grease (an element once used in the lyrics of an early rock 'n' roll song). How chef Dan gets the better of Sifty Sifty Sam is fairly innovative: he simply feeds the ghost so much delicious food that Sam is tamed?he even agrees to become the dishwasher in Dan's new cafe, the former haunted house. Rogers's masterful watercolors are filled with merry details?a family of possums emerging from the upholstery, Dan's gumbo wagon with dangling fishing tackle, smiling cucumbers and dancing chickens in lettuce skirts slipping down Sam's ghostly throat. Sam's face is a bit frightening at first but the scare quotient is still fairly low overall because of these jolly pictures. An excellent addition to the canon of campfire tales or storytimes.?Ruth Semrau, formerly at Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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