When Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker decide to take a seaside holiday, Georgie decides to come along. But when they arrive at the vaction cottage, they realize they are not alone. In this book we meet The Noisy Ghost who is noisy indeed and we see how Georgie helps him feel useful....
|Title||:||George and the Noisy Ghost|
|Number of Pages||:||185 Pages|
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George and the Noisy Ghost Reviews
In this gentle ghost story, sweet little Georgie the ghost accompanies Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker, Herman the cat and Miss Oliver the owl, to the seaside. In a cozy but creaky house on the beach, they are awakened one night by the most dreadful racket! It's another ghost (!), Captain Hooper, who had been quite a good captain, but never got a medal and now howled at the sea over missing one. It's so hard to get him to be quiet--until one day, everyone is very glad that he is so loud.Combining as it does adorable old-fashioned charm (the illustrations are delightful!), the cute and thoughtful Georgie, and the seaside, I quite enjoyed this (sadly, out-of-print) little treasure. Even though it technically takes place during the summer, the "ghost story" aspect makes it perfect for Halloween reading.
Remember Georgie? man oh man, I love Georgie! I don't mean to be all melodramatic (and geezerly) but it's prett crazy to me how much more drastically exposed, the kids I work with are to scary stuff. I mean like terrifying type stuff. Kindergartners watching Chuckie, 1st graders intimately familiar with the Nightmare on Elm St. plot line. That's messed up!I want to grab them all, erase that crap from their brains and show them the simple blue lined drawings of Georgie's world. Let them flirt with scary in that nice benign world of ghosts and witches, in over the top costumes and silly mis-hapes.
Packing books day something or another and reminiscing as I put books in boxes to move to our new home. I remember reading this book as if it were yesterday when in reality it was over 40+ years ago. Gentle Georgie taught me not to be so fearful and calmed my childhood anxiety about the creeks in the night and faces in the moonlit curtains!! All ghosts should be named Georgie! 😁🧡
One of my first library book borrows was a Georgie book. I loved gentle Georgie, Herman the cat, Miss Oliver the owl and the owners of the house Georgie haunted, the Whittakers. Of course the sweet old fashioned illustrations helped the story move along.In Georgie and the Noisy Ghost, the Whittakers go on vacation, taking the cat, owl and Georgie with them to a seaside cottage, where every night at midnight something comes out of the cellar and howls.Read it to find out what and how Georgie and his pals save the day.
The Whittakers go on a summer holiday, renting a house on the shore. To Georgie's surprise there is a ghost already haunting this house - and in a much more noisy style than Georgie's usual quiet creeks. It seems that Captain Hooper was never a hero and was never given a medal - so he stomps and howls at midnight. Notice the rum keg in the attic & other nautical touches. Of course, Georgie and his friends once again figure out just what to do.My copy of this book includes some biographical information on Robert Bright that I found most interesting. The following quote is attributed to him "the imaginative child in the imaginative man is fortunately never far away." His children, Beatrice and Robin inspired the early Georgie books and their grandchildren, Michael and Christopher continued that inspiration.
Monica Edinger responded to a blog I wrote about Halloween stories, recommending this picture book series about a ghost. I immediately read all eight "Georgie" books in my library and found him a fun character (which came first -- Georgie or Casper?) though the individual narratives were uneven in both storyline and writing. It's interesting to watch how the rather messy original illustrations -- all in blue! -- evolve to add other colors as the books progress over the years.
How did Georgie ever make his author enough money to warrant so many follow-up books?Illustrations are cute, but the text is too wordy for its own good, and the storyline is not quite clever enough for me.
Very cute. Georgie makes friends with an unhappy ghost at a vacation beach house and finds a way to train his new colleague to be a less annoying spectre. P.S. Is anyone else troubled that Georgie is obviously the ghost of a small child?Or that the cat Herman "befriends" a mouse?
I didn't realize this was part of a series. I liked it. The story was simple but entertaining.