Posted in Early Reader, Fiction, Fiction, Humor, Intermediate, Uncategorized

Paranormal fiction for beginners: Seymour Strange

seymour_1Seymour Strange: How to Trick a One-Eyed Ghost, by Susan Lurie/Illus. by Victor Rivas (December 2015, Blue Apple Books), $6.99, ISBN: 9781609055554

Recommended for ages 6-8

Seymour Strange (that’s not his real last name) sees ghosts, even if no one else does. In his first adventure, How to Trick a One-Eyed Ghost, Seymour and his best friend, Ozzie, find themselves being chased by three wacky ghosts.

This is a fun early chapter book, perfect for readers who are ready for a little extra thrills and chills in their fiction, but aren’t quite ready for Goosebumps – in fact, author Susan Lurie was the Goosebumps series editor. There’s a great mix of humor and wacky, creepy fun in this debut – no nightmares need apply here.

Seymour Strange: How to Trick a One-Eyed Ghost is part of Blue Apple’s I Can Read Chapters series; paperbacks with a smaller trim size and denser text that are just right for readers with growing competence who are ready to move on from Blue Apple’s Jump-Into-Chapter series.





I'm a mom, a children's librarian, bibliophile, and obsessive knitter. I'm a pop culture junkie and a proud nerd, and favorite reads usually fall into Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I review comics and graphic novels at WhatchaReading ( I'm also the co-founder of On Wednesdays We Wear Capes (, where I discuss pop culture and geek fandom from a female point of view.

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