What Happened to Kimble's Mother?
The Book Connection Interview by Cheryl Malandrinos
happened to Kimble's mother is the central mystery that guides and
motivates everything that Kimble, the ghost of a 10-year-old girl,
does. So, it was a topic that needed to be addressed. It was really
important to me to deal with grief in a realistic way.
In so many
children’s books, the author sort of glosses over death and grief as if
it’s not really that big of a deal, all in the interest of moving the
plot along. But it is a big deal. If a spirit can be earthbound because
of unhealed grief, then that grief must be dealt with or the author is
just cheating the reader.”
–Linda Thieman, author
Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story
Read the rest of the interview here.
[Reading Level 3, 280L, for ages 7-10]
Nine-year-old Katie Russell and her family look
normal. But the Russells don't know they are living with Kimble,
the ghost of a ten-year-old girl. That is, until Katie discovers Kimble
and the two of them set off on a quest to find out what happened to
Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story (Book 1 in the series) and Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2 in the series) are available here:
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