Timed to today’s debut of six all-new episodes, Apple TV+ announced the new official trailer from the Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning series “Ghostwriter” and shared details about the “Ghostwriter” Reading Challenge, an initiative launching this week which encourages children and parents to read along together with the series during this time of homeschooling and distance learning.
Like the series, the challenge is meant to develop a child’s passion for storytelling and see the worlds that can be brought to life when they open a book. Viewers are invited to engage in and complete a variety of thoughtful and stimulating reading challenges with opportunities to share their progress on social media as they unlock the secrets of each adventure. In partnership with Apple Books, the featured “Ghostwriter” titles, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and D.J. MacHale’s Trinity, are available for free in the Apple Book Store (Link HERE) now through Thursday, May 7. Visit Apple’s social channels (@AppleTV and @AppleBooks) and #GhostwriterReadingChallenge to follow along with the Reading Challenge.
“Ghostwriter” is a re-imagining of Sesame Workshops’ 1992 series. Each episode of the Apple TV+ series is focused around pieces of literature, featuring classics and new works commissioned from popular authors like D.J. MacHale and Kwame Alexander. When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world, four kids must team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost’s unfinished business. Armed with secret messages only they can see, the young heroes chase down the truth — and become friends in the process. The multicultural cast and urban setting allow for a broad audience of children (ages 6-11) to see themselves in the characters, while the show’s curriculum encourages kids to see reading different types of literature as fun. “Ghostwriter” also aims to increase reading comprehension, vocabulary, reading fundamentals, and writing. Academy Award-winning and DGA Nominated, Luke Matheny is the writer and director of the series.