Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness!
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Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness!

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by Cornelia Funke
     
 

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Book 3 in the ghastly fantastic GHOSTHUNTERS series of paperback originals by bestselling author Cornelia Funke—get scared silly!

Strange and stinky things are happening at Gloomsburg Castle. To begin with, the creepy place is crawling with TIBIGs (Tiny Biting Ghosts, per the Indispensable Alphabetical Index). And now it appears that the murderous spirit of

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Book 3 in the ghastly fantastic GHOSTHUNTERS series of paperback originals by bestselling author Cornelia Funke—get scared silly!

Strange and stinky things are happening at Gloomsburg Castle. To begin with, the creepy place is crawling with TIBIGs (Tiny Biting Ghosts, per the Indispensable Alphabetical Index). And now it appears that the murderous spirit of a 400-year-old, Totally Moldy Baroness has possessed the palace's owner, infecting her with a killer case of hic-hic-hiccups!
To put an end to the foul play and dispel this rank, decaying royal for good, count on ghost-busting boy wonder Tom, Averagely Spooky Ghost Hugo, and the ever-resourceful Hetty. Go ghosthunters!

Editorial Reviews

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.
Children's Literature - Kathleen Foucart
In the third title of the "Ghosthunters" series, Hetty Hyssop, Tom, and Hugo the ASG (that is Averagely Scary Ghost for the layman) are hired by the Worms to rid Gloomstone Castle of a particularly nasty spirit. It quickly becomes apparent that the ghost is of the Moldy Baroness, also known as Jaspara von Gloomstone, who lived in the castle in the 1600s, murdered her husband, and terrorized her peasants. Armed with their ghost-hunting equipment and some mint toothpaste, the Hyssop and Company Ghosthunters and their clients systematically gather information about the Baroness, the kind of ghost that she has become, and their own knowledge, in order to come up with a plan to make the Moldy Baroness leave the castle for good. Readers will quickly become engrossed in the hunt for more clues, and amateur ghost hunters will appreciate the information provided in the back of the book, including a glossary of the kinds of ghosts, and precautionary measures they can take against ghosts. Fast-paced and fun without being too scary, this would be a good book for children who want to read ghost stories but are a little too young or a little frightened of the subject.
School Library Journal

Gr 3-5
In Moldy Baroness , expert ghosthunter Hetty Hyssop, her young assistant Tom, and Hugo the ASG (or Averagely Spooky Ghost) track down the awful specter of a 17th-century baroness with a nasty streak. Hetty has invented ghost-catching technologies that come in handy when confronting the ghost of Jaspara von Gloomstone, who rides around Gloomsburg Castle on her spectral horse, body-nabbing anyone unlucky enough to be nearby, and thriving on the castle's electrical power. The only way to defeat her is for Tom to reenact her death, wearing one of her old gowns, and to persuade her to touch that dress. In Muddy Monster , the now-11-year-old Tom is ready to take the exam for his GhostHunting Diploma. Suspiciously, Professor Slimeblott gives the boy an "easy" assignment-to capture a ghost (only a Danger Category Three) in the village of Bogpool. But when Tom and the other ghosthunters arrive there, it soon becomes clear that solving the mystery of what's haunting Bogpool won't be safe or easy at all. These tales are more humorous than horrific, and their plots gallop along, accompanied by fun pen-and-ink cartoons. Hugo's constant tricks and complaints provide fine comic relief, and Hetty Hyssop always has another ghost-catching invention or formula up her sleeve.
—Walter MinkelCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439862660
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Ghosthunters Series , #3
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Cornelia Funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and the Inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers. She lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house filled with books.

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 Totally Moldy Baroness! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 9 year old son loved this entire series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recomend this book though read the first book and second book
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