{The Ghost of P.S. 42: Frank Asch}The Ghost of P.S. 42 by Frank Asch
Series: Class Pets
Published by Aladdin on August 1, 2003
Genres: Childrens, Middle School, Paranormal
Pages: 96
Source: Public Library
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{Synopsis} – Jake and his sister, Molly, are looking for a new place to live. When the mice discover Public School 42, they wonder if they should make it their new home. But Jake has scary encounters with an owl and the bully cat Big Gray, and wants to go back to his family. Meanwhile, Molly makes friends with a gentle hamster named Gino (who is also a ghost!) and with Miss Clark's class pets, and wants to stay. Can she convince her brother to live at P.S. 42, even though it is haunted?

{My thoughts} – Jake and Molly are two mice on a mission. They have left their family nest at Deli Dan’s and are searching for their new home. They are looking for a special place to live that is mostly safe and will keep them well fed and hungry. They have been searching quite a bit and finally come upon P.S. 42, a public elementary school.

Once they located the school they both needed to get inside to look around. Molly got in easily and Jake well he got to go on a crazy adventure, while he was trying to get inside. While Molly is inside the school waiting for Jake she wanders around and eventually comes upon Gino a class pet of the school. Gino and Molly become best friends almost immediately, but there are secrets about Gino that that get revealed throughout the book.

I really enjoyed reading this book and I think that children could enjoy it as well. It is full of adventure with animals and it is face paced for the most part, so it’s a quick read. I also liked how this book was dropping realistic facts within the story so that it can also help to teach the children that read it some new information. It’s always been fun to me to learn new and interesting facts about the world we live in. To this day I am still learning more and more things.

I highly recommend this book for any child that loves animals and are interested on going on a crazy yet, fun adventure with them.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.