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A ghost cat tells three children, the latest inhabitants of an old house, all about the people who passed through and the events which took place in the house during her previous eight lives....

Title : The Ghost of Opalina
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ISBN : 9780316075022
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 243 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Ghost of Opalina Reviews

  • Amy
    2018-11-18 00:14

    I read this as a child and loved it...I'd love to get a copy but they are few and far between. A nice story of a cat ghost who tells the history of the people who lived inthe house before the current owners.Great drawings.

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    2018-11-13 06:52

    This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. I read it many times starting when I was in 7th grade. Years later, as a librarian, I got it via interloan and re-read it, and sadly, didn't find it quite as enchanting as I had before. Ah well, I'd still like to own a copy...

  • David Guerreri
    2018-11-18 00:17

    read this 3rd grade twice, again 4th and 5th also, then found a copy took years and reread in 2008. Great kids book, great book, lost of us family-level history, what what home was life w family after family overseen by a ghost cat in her secret panelled room near the attic.

  • Missjennjenn Hebb
    2018-11-16 01:07

    Out of print and impossible to find. It's my fav story from growing up.

  • Jane
    2018-12-10 07:08

    A ghost cat? Sign me up! Peggy Bacon's illustrations perfectly capture thefeline spirit, and her charming series of mild adventures make for a delightfulread. A perfect purr of a book.

  • Kira
    2018-12-05 23:19

    (Note: my rating is heavily influenced by nostalgia)I'm on a "re-reading books I read and loved as a kid" kick. I first read this book in elementary school and promptly fell in love with it because it was about a cat (albeit a dead one) but upon revisiting it as an adult I think it's still worth reading. When their family moves into an old house in the country, three children encounter Opalina, a spectral cat who haunts the room where she was killed. Since she has been haunting the house for 200 years, she tells the children stories of the people who lived there in her previous "lives". It gives an interesting look at domestic life in America over the years with some small intervention by the ghost (usually in scaring away undesirables who intend to harm the resident family).

  • Robin Hendershot
    2018-12-14 03:15

    I read this book in grade school (5th grade, I think). It was the first chapter book I read, and I loved it. As an adult, I wanted to purchase a copy to read to my grandkids someday but was dismayed to learn it was out of print and extremely expensive. I had given up all hope of reading it again and was cursing the fact when my husband popped in the room and offered to pay the bills I normally paid so I could purchase a copy. $352 later, I had my own copy! I have the best husband EVER! By the way, as an adult, the book holds up well until the end when it feels rushed. I know my grandkids are going to love it when I read it to them, a chapter at a time.

  • Greg
    2018-11-24 01:55

    Extremely difficult to find these days, as it has been sadly out of print for many years. I hope that some publishing house somewhere has the good sense to reissue it, because it is a lovely story of a ghost cat, and a group of children who discover that it lives in their playroom. The cat tells stories of the history of the house, a history of over 200 years, generation by generation. And every story is utterly captivating and charming. This, along with the C.S. Lewis "Narnia" books, are the best works for children I've ever read.

  • Lori
    2018-11-13 04:14

    Read this back in grade school and I still remember it so well. Just like comments I've read, I've been unable to find a copy of it under $200. Told my husband if he wants to win me over forever, find this book for however much it costs for an anniversary, birthday, or Christmas present instead of anything else.1/11-reading again since being a little girl. Hubby found a copy for under $200 & gave it to me for Xmas. Yeah

  • Corey Godfrey
    2018-11-18 00:11

    I originally read this book in elementary school where I fell in love with it and read it numerous times. Over the years I've thought about it and wanted to read it again or get a copy. Alas if you search online it is a rare thing and is ver Y expensive. Technology wins though and it was available for my Kindle. It was like revisiting an old friend and while it wasn't as enchanting as it was thirty plus years ago it was still quite good.

  • Kate
    2018-12-14 00:19

    I must have read this book a million times when I was in middle school. I have yet to be able to find it anyplace else! Apparently it's out of print. I just remember really liking the idea of each of the nine lives, as narrated by the cat. This was during my ghost story phase, so that's probably another reason I liked it.

  • Linnea Hendrickson
    2018-12-08 01:20

    I weeded this book from my library, but couldn't bear to throw it out. I'm not sure where it is, but I now see that copies are selling for over $200. Yikes. I thought I had seen that someone was reprinting this?Does anyone know? Here's hoping I can find my copy. Later: I found it. It has a fairly worn library binding.

  • Janine
    2018-12-09 06:08

    I read this book 11 times as a child. In a summer where I read over a 100 books. I read this one 11 times. Turns out it had a very small run and the author was actually a famous artist/illustrator. You can't find copies of it for less than $300 nowadays. I hope the library in Geneva still has their edition.

  • Liz Lindsay
    2018-11-19 01:13

    OMG, another fave from childhood. I love Google! another book that I would love to get my hands on.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-17 02:02

    One of two of my favorite children's books.

  • Lady
    2018-11-25 05:03

    I read this book over and over again in Jr. High and loved it.

  • Alexa
    2018-12-10 04:15

    I would pay BIG money to own this book. UPDATE: I finally own this book! It now sits on a shrine lol. I absolutely love, LOVE Opalina. She has been part of my life since the tender age of 7 :)

  • Silver Prion Chemistrythe Martian Blob
    2018-12-02 22:54

    This is really an awesome story!

  • CLM
    2018-11-19 01:19

    I remember liking this. The author seems to have illustrated a book that is revered by sister's in-laws, Mt. Allegro.

  • Deborah Mills
    2018-11-22 03:18

    To RE-read...someday...when it is re-issued (knock on wood).

  • Vikkidawn
    2018-11-17 07:03

    Finally found a record of this book. I read this somewhere between 4-6th grade. It was in the school library. Don't remember a lot about it but I would love to re-read it.

  • Catherine
    2018-12-07 23:52

    Why is this book still out of print???

  • Donna
    2018-11-29 07:08

    Favorite childhood book