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Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom! [NOOK Book]

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More frightening fun for 7-to-10-year-olds from the phenomenal Cornelia Funke! Book 4 in the spooky-silly GHOSTHUNTERS series.

Intrepid ghosthunter-in-training Tom has battled Incredibly Revolting Ghosts, Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghosts, and a Totally Moldy Baroness. But it ends up nothing--NOTHING--is more frightening than...final exams. To earn his Ghosthunting Diploma, Tom's got to nab a Deadly Messenger: the hardest ghost of all to ...
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Overview

More frightening fun for 7-to-10-year-olds from the phenomenal Cornelia Funke! Book 4 in the spooky-silly GHOSTHUNTERS series.

Intrepid ghosthunter-in-training Tom has battled Incredibly Revolting Ghosts, Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghosts, and a Totally Moldy Baroness. But it ends up nothing--NOTHING--is more frightening than...final exams. To earn his Ghosthunting Diploma, Tom's got to nab a Deadly Messenger: the hardest ghost of all to catch. And while on the hunt, he stumbles into the yucky, mucked-up lair of a mud-dripping minotaur demon who's assembled a ghoul army with the goal of world domination. Suddenly there's a whole lot more at stake than Tom's graduation: This is one test the team can't fail!
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Publishers Weekly
Beleaguered nine-year-old Tom, first introduced in Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost!, must take on the spirit of a bad-tempered baroness that inhabits the landlady of Gloomsburg Palace in Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness! by Cornelia Funke. Soon to follow: Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom! (Scholastic/Chicken House, $4.99 each 148p ages 7-10 ISBN 978-0-439-86267-7; Jan.; Doom 978-0-439-86269-1; Apr.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545406031
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Series: Ghosthunters Series , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 602,797
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Cornelia Funke
Cornelia Funke is the author of the bestselling novels Dragon Rider, The Thief Lord, Inkheart, and Inkspell, all available on audio from Listening Library. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Biography

One of the most successful children's authors of our day, multi-award-winner Cornelia Funke started out as a social worker focused on the needs of disadvantaged youngsters. She enrolled in a post-graduate course at the Hamburg State College of Design, and left social work in the mid-1980s to begin a career as a children's book illustrator. However, the books she was commissioned to work on were prosaic and unimaginative, and she soon decided to try her hand at writing stories of her own.

An ardent fan of such childhood classics as Tolkien's Ring Trilogy and the tales of C. S. Lewis and J. M. Barrie, Funke was naturally drawn to the world of fantasy. She explained her attraction in a 2006 interview with the genre blog Writer Unboxed: " [T]he wonderful thing about fantasy is that it is the oldest way of story telling -- to clad what we feel and fear into disguises and make them more clear, to pass the borders of our every day life and use our imagination for travels into unknown worlds and unlimited experiences."

Although Funke was an immediate success in her native Germany, she was largely unknown outside Europe -- that is, until a young bilingual fan wrote to a British publishing firm inquiring why her favorite author's books were not available in English. The publisher hunted down what was, at the time, Funke's most recent book (The Thief Lord) and, in 2002, published it in translation. Already the recipient of several literary honors in Europe, the engaging YA fantasy went on to win the 2002 Book Sense Book of the Year Award.

One by one, as they are translated into English and published in America, Funke's wonderful stories have become huge bestsellers. Her ingenuity, imagination, and artistry shine in stand-alone novels like Dragon Rider and the Inkworld Trilogy -- Inkheart (2003), Inkspell (2005), and Inkdeath (2008). She has also produced picture books for younger readers, including The Wildest Brother, Pirate Girl, and Princess Knight. Fans who worry that this natural-born storyteller will run out of ideas can take solace in an author interview conducted in 2008 by Britain's Daily Telegraph. Asked if she had many more books in mind, Funke replied, "Oh yes, I am quite sure I won't be able to write them all down in a lifetime."

Good To Know

  • In German, Funke means "spark."

  • In 2005, Time magazine named Cornelia Funke among its "100 Most Influential Men and Women."

  • Funke claims to have written her popular Ghosthunters series "for boys who don't like to read."

  • When asked if she writes in German or English, Funke replied in a 2008 interview in The Washington Post: "I write in German. I've practiced this language for 47 years. I will never be a master in any other language. Anthea Bell, an old lady with cats, does the translation. She's amazing, and her translations are very, very true to my language."

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

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 17, 2013

      To "Cornilea Funke"

      You kinda gave it away when you said I love reading kids books and this pne of them.I love thesebooks but who ever wrote that contact,learn how to make it more realalistic.If your truly Cornelia, just try to make it more realalistic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Mudclan apprentice den

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      *walks in tears filled in eyes and she just sat down on the floor*

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    • Posted August 2, 2009

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      Ghosthuntes and the Muddy Monster of Doom! by Cornelia Funke

      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.

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