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Dial-a-Ghost

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2010

    Dial-A-Ghost Review

    Oliver Smith, an orphan, finds out he is the rightful owner to his families' mansion, Helton Hall. But his greedy cousins, Fulton and Frieda Snoddle-Brittle, are less than thrilled. They decide to hire ghosts from the Dial-A-Ghost agency and try to scare him to death. Will the ghosts end up being friends or foes?
    The Wilkinson's are a sweet, loving family that became ghosts when a bomb fell on their house. They were forced to live in a store until they found the Dial-A-Ghost agency. They were due to go to their new home the same day as the nasty, hated Shriekers. But, the guy in charge of the folders that have the homes each ghost is going to have a big secret that might change everything.
    Eva Ibbotson did an amazing job at making me feel like I was at Oliver's side the whole time. I could feel everything he felt. She made the end very surprising and shocking. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good story with lots of action and stuff you never expected!

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  • Posted May 4, 2009

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    Great book!

    Dial-a-ghost is the story of a friendly family of ghosts called the Wilkinsons who were killed by a bomb during an air raid in the Second World War. As many years go by their house is rebuilt and is non longer suitable for them. They move to London to find more space but it is even more crowded there and they are forced to haunt a knickers shop in a shopping mall. In London, Adopta, a young ghost from the Victorian era who is being taken care of by the Wilkinsons, discovers a building with a large flashing sign that says Adopt-a-ghost. The ladies from the Adopt-a-Ghost Agency meet the Wilkinsons and decide to send them to an old abandoned chapel that nuns there have offered up as a home for a suitable family of ghosts. Meanwhile an orphan boy named Oliver is told that he is the owner of Helton Hall. His cousins, a brother and sister, want the inheritance. They visit Oliver's orphanage to tell him the news and to bring him back to Helton hall. They order two terrifying ghosts called the shriekers from the Adopt-a-Ghost Agency to scare Oliver to death. The folders of the Wilkinsons and the shriekers at the agency are mixed so the two ghost families are sent to the wrong addresses where chaos and confusion ensue. Dial-a-ghost is a wonderful story that excites your imagination and makes you feel in sympathy for the characters. Eva Ibbotson writes mainly fictional ghost stories for children and young adults in an easy and strait forward fashion. I would highly recommend this exciting and interesting book to anyone who is looking for something fun to read. Some other books written by Eve Ibbotson are the beasts at Clawsone castle, which witch?, and journey to the river sea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2005

    Hilarious!!

    I love this book. It is one of my favorites because it is such a good storyline, so original, and has plenty of humor. I loved hearing the plight of the ghosts, and the tragic mix-up. The result was one of the funniest books I've ever read. I would'nt reccommend reading this book in public; you'd laugh too hard. But this book is an outstanding piece of literature and I love it and will cherish it forever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2004

    Great

    I loved it was so cool. I plan to read 18 more times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2004

    A 'Must Read' Book

    This book was outstanding. I think that everyone should read this book. It was great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2003

    great book!

    I love this book! I've read it so many times, I've lost count!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2003

    Good Book

    I don't think that this book is quite as good as the others that she has written. But this book is still very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2003

    Best Book Ever!

    This is probaly the best book EVER! I would HIGHLY recommend this book, for anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2002

    DIAL-A-GHOST

    This book was excellent! I totally recommend it to any one from ages 8+. If you like Harry Potter, you should try this book!

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