WorldTrek Books

Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost

by Janelle Diller

Welcome to Austria!
Nine-year-old Brooke Mason has lived all her life on a ranch in the Colorado Rockies. Now she’s headed to Austria with her mom. Brooke can’t wait! They even get to stay in Schloss Mueller, an ancient Austrian castle. Even better? There’s a girl Brooke’s age to play with! Eva, the girl who lives in Schloss Mueller is thrilled to meet Brooke. Unfortunately, the castle’s ghost isn’t quite so happy.


Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 3
Lexile Measure: 480
Series: Pack-n-Go Girls – Austria Adventures 1
Paperback: 104 pages
Published: November 13, 2013
ISBN: 978-1936376001
Product Description: Paperback, 5.1 x 0.2 x 7.8 inches
Awards: 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Winner – Best Chapter Book Series


Editorial Reviews:

The Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost” is the first in this innovative new series of illustrated chapter mysteries. . . Swift moving chapters embellished with black and white illustrations make fun reading and excellent armchair exploration adventures. . . “Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost” offers an appealing invitation to celebrate and explore diverse cultures and countries with just a tantalizing touch of mysterious spice, the unknown horizon to entice further exploration and growth. – Midwest Book Review


Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost is akin to cultural immersion. Young girls will feel as if they have packed their own bags on this adventure. And how cool is that? Passport not required. – Chapter Book Chat


There is so much to love about this innovative series! The characters are very diverse, the books are set around the world, and the adventures are just plain fun! After all, what kid wouldn’t want to read about a ballerina ghost in a spooky castle in Austria, or search for a lost Golden Temple in the jungles of Thailand? I love that the voices of the young narrators are so authentic, making the characters very easy for young readers to relate to. – All Done Monkey


Teachers interested in using this series in their classroom will want to sign up for free teaching resources. These books are ideal for students reading at an end-of-year second grade/early third grade level. In the back of the books there is extra nonfiction information that could be utilized in the classroom. – Great Minds Don’t Think Alike


About Pack-n-Go Girls
Designed by girls for girls who love to play and travel, Pack-n-Go Girls engages the imagination of children ages 6-9 by introducing them to different countries around the world. Pack-n-Go Girls early chapter book adventures are packed with spooky mysteries, international friendships, and lots of fun and easy multicultural learning. Check out the Pack-n-Go Girls website for more learning fun and FREE learning activities:

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