Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness! [NOOK Book]

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Book 3 in the ghastly fantastic GHOSTHUNTERS series of illustrated 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 ...
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Overview

Book 3 in the ghastly fantastic GHOSTHUNTERS series of illustrated 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!
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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545406024
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Series: Ghosthunters Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 424,836
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Cornelia Funke

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.

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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      My 9 year old son loved this entire series!

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      I highly recomend this book though read the first book and second book

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