Skeleton Man

Written by Joseph Bruchac • Illustrated by Joseph Bruchac

Reviewed by Wyatt F. (age 9)

Molly had to go to school. After school she went home. When she got home, she noticed her parents were missing. So her so-called uncle picked her up and brought her to his house. When he served her food, she just put in her backpack and dumped it in the trashcan outside because it was drugged. At night, he locked her in her room. She dreamed about a bunny guiding her. Then the bunny told her that her parents were still alive, but buried. When she went to school and told them about it, no one belieived her. She found her parents and set them free. Then she ran away from Skeleton Man.

I liked this book because it was scary. I like to read scary books. I read Scary Stories parts One, Two, and Three, and they were all creepy just like this story. My favorite part was when Molly set the bunny free. I liked when she was nice to him and then he helped her by guiding her. I liked the illustrations because they showed what the characters were doing in an imaginative way.

I recommend this book a lot because I liked how the author used the words and pictures. I think third graders could read it.

Wyatt F. is a student in Mrs. Weidemann's 2nd/3rd Grade Class
2004-2005