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Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost!

Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost!

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by Cornelia Funke
     
 

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After banishing the Incredibly Revolting Ghost of book 1, Tom, former klutz, Hugo, still an Averagely Spooky Ghost (ASG to the uninitiated), and Hetty Hyssop, current world-renowned ghosthunter, have formed an agency dedicated to dealing with difficult apparitions. No case can defeat them--until they encounter a Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost. This smoking

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After banishing the Incredibly Revolting Ghost of book 1, Tom, former klutz, Hugo, still an Averagely Spooky Ghost (ASG to the uninitiated), and Hetty Hyssop, current world-renowned ghosthunter, have formed an agency dedicated to dealing with difficult apparitions. No case can defeat them--until they encounter a Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost. This smoking specter has claimed the penthouse suite of a beachfront hotel, where it passes its eternal vacation by turning guests into ghosts themselves. Could Hugo's slime douse the flaming phantom? Or are Tom and the team about to get burned?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathryn Erskine
Number two in the "Ghosthunter Series," this ghost fighting book comes to us from the award winning author of Inkheart, Inkspell, Dragon Rider and The Thief Lord. Aimed at younger readers than her novels, these books are light, fluffy, and fun. The characters are caricatures, as is appropriate for a ghostly fantasy. The story is simple and enlivened by the author's own humorous drawings. What grade school reader does not enjoy blustering bad guys, a funny ghost, a kid hero, and lots and lots of icing, saliva, and slime? More silly than scary, this book shows interested readers the acronyms and lingo of the ghost world, such as GILIG for Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost, and there is an appendix at the back of the book lest readers forget. Also in the back, readers will find instructions on how to handle encounters with various ghosts, including how to bring humans back to life after they have been turned into fire ghosts.
School Library Journal

Gr 3-5
All of the quirky characters are back in this delightful sequel (Chicken House, 2006) to Cornelia Funke's Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost (Chicken House, 2006). Nine-year-old Tom, Hugo, the Averagely Spooky Ghost, and ghoul hunter Hetty Hyssop are called to a fancy beachfront resort where the guests are being turned into ghosts. Armed with the tools of their trade, cake icing and champagne, the trio quickly finds the root of the problem-a Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost-and uses all of their courage and skills to defeat it and save the remaining guests at the resort. Veteran voice actor John Beach skillfully brings to life the madcap adventures by giving each character a unique voice that conjures up fantastic images in listeners' minds. This enjoyable story will thrill both fans of and those new to the series. A must have for every collection.
—Veronica SchwartzCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Intrepid veteran Hetty Hyssop, her young amanuensis Tom and their moody, slime-oozing spectral associate Hugo nearly meet a fiery doom in this smoothly translated import, the second episode of four originally published in Germany. Responding to the summons of a seaside hotel's manager, the Ghosthunters expect to find only a minor fire ghost to snag-but are instead confronted by a huge GILIG (see title), a spirit so powerful that The Big Ghost Encyclopedia warns readers to avoid contact at all costs. Standing fast as the hotel takes heavy damage and guests flee in terror (some of this last, to be sure, caused by Hugo's pranks), the Ghosthunters discover the GILIG's weakness just as they're about to be turned into ash, and the day is saved. Funke closes with a manual for prospective ghosthunters, plus an elaborate taxonomy of ghostly types, from ASG (Averagely Spooky Ghosts, which is Hugo's category) to FOFUG (Foggy Fug-Ghost). Replete with both spooks and with comically cluttered illustrations, this will win many new fans. (Fantasy. 9-11)
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Booklist
The latest a series of humorous adventures about expert ghost-hunter Hetty, her sidekick Tom, and their affiliate ghost Hugo, this novel offers some unusual characterizations along with nonstop action. Hetty and her crew are called to help solve a haunting problem at a seaside hotel, which requires them to everything from crafty detective skills to ghostly slime. Hetty is the brains of the outfit, Tom the spunk, and mischievous Hugo, who comes through in a pinch. More silly that scary. –Francisca Goldsmith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905294138
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
07/02/2007
Series:
Ghosthunters Series, #2
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Cornelia Funke is Germany's bestselling children's author after J. K. Rowling and R. L. Stine. In the fall of 2002, she made her brilliant debut in the English language market with the release of The Thief Lord, the enchanting New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed novel Inkheart and the picture book The Princess Knight. Ms. Funke lives in Hamburg, Germany, with her family.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Date of Birth:
December 10, 1958
Place of Birth:
Dorsten, Germany
Education:
University of Hamburg

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Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an inspiration to me in 3rd grade and it still is now.
SherrieLM More than 1 year ago
All of the ghosthunters books in this series are wonderful, imaginative, and also hysterically funny. I read them to my precocious daughter (4), and she is a huge fan. I would highly recommend them to first and second grade students. They might be a little scary for young kids, but the young ones love the ghosthunters. I like how Cornelia's books always include a wise, elderly woman as a guide. Strongly recommend all of Funke's books. She is a fabulous writer and knows her audience (children) well.
Piters More than 1 year ago
It was a wonderful story were all the characters are funny and friendly. The story has caught my imaginagion from the beginning and I coudn't stop reading it. I like reading stories for kids because they are very imaginative and this is definitely one of them.