Trixie - Ace Ghost Buster by Ros Asquith

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Trixie - Ace Ghost Buster by Ros Asquith

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Category: Confident Readers
Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Zoe Morris
Reviewed by Zoe Morris
Summary: There’s trouble in Trixie-land once more as she has to fight off a ghostly presence to save the day, and the play in this easy, fun book.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 176 Date: February 2008
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books
ISBN: 978-0007259090

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Trixie is just SO excited about the upcoming school production Save The World With A Song. It’s going to be fun and educational, and teach everyone about the importance of respecting the environment. She’s going the play her trumpet in the show if only she can master her tricky solo. But…when ghostly attacks start happening at St Aubergine’s primary school, and the future of the show comes under threat, it’s time to put down the musical instruments and don thinking caps instead as Trixie and her friends race against time to unmask the culprits.

As an adult reader you have a clue by the end of the first few pages and know for certain after a couple of chapters how it’s going to end because although it’s a nice book, it is rather predictable. However the clues are subtle hints dropped here and there rather than great big flashing neon signs, and as a junior school reader, I could imagine being caught up in the story and not knowing whodunit until the end.

Ros Asquith has been writing and illustrating books for teens and tweens for years and years and as such you get a very neat, tidy story here. The characters are likeable, especially Trixie, and the scrapes they get into are exciting, novel and sometimes scary. The environment angle is an interesting one too - one group of suspects work at a local car plant and are vehemently opposed to the environmental message of the school show in the wake of a threatened closure of their factory. In the end, though, everything works out for the best, and, as they say in the showbiz world, the show must go on.

You can get to know Trixie better in a string of other books in which she continues to fight for what she believes in, in the way only a somewhat mischievous but generally well-meaning 10-year-old can. I’m sure that, like this one, these will all be easy reads, perfect for those starting to read on their own who don’t want anything too complicated to contend with.

Thank you to the publishers, Harper Collins, for supplying this book.

Those who love a good ghost hunting mystery might also enjoy visiting Charm Hall. Ros Asquith also illustrated The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman.

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