Oct 9, 2020

Haunted Library - Ghostly Giggles (1972)

Welcome to our first outing to the AEIOU and Sometimes Why Haunted Library!
Maybe it's the fond memories of the monthly book order forms or the countless titles I've read that they published, but there's just something comforting about picking up a Scholastic book.

Today's visit to the Haunted Library brings you Ghostly Giggles by Ann McGovern, published in 1972. Before we go any further, we have to talk about that cover! I don't know art but I do know that sky just takes me back to 70s/80s books. And how about that skeleton? He is just having the time of his life...er, unlife? What more could you want than tap dancing with a bubble blowing ghost?

The book is packed with jokes, puzzles, magic tricks, and stories. As the book is close to 50 years old, the pages have suffered some yellowing. I am no expert at scanning and color correcting but there are two versions in the download.

One is the original images with no messing around. The other I tried to do a quick fix by slapping a filter on the images to remove the yellowing but this also results in the pages not being consistent in color one to the next.

Click on the library card to check out a copy and don't forget, all returns are due by midnight, October 31st.

Be sure to visit all the other houses with their lights on for you by clicking below.


  1. I always loved books like this in our weekly reader! My parents wanted me to buy real story books blah!

    1. omg weekly reader...just punched me with nostalgia..thanks for that :D

  2. thanks for sharing! loving this <3