The Great Ghost Rescueby Eva Ibbotson, Kevin Hawkes
The ghosts of Britain need a sanctuary. Castles with central heating, bogs drained for motorways, dismal forests cleared for car parks -- there are few places left for a respectable ghost to haunt. Humphrey the Horrible is a small, mostly unsuccessful ghost in a family of ghastly ghouls. His mother worries. But Humphrey has enough pluck to befriend a smart,… See more details below
The ghosts of Britain need a sanctuary. Castles with central heating, bogs drained for motorways, dismal forests cleared for car parks -- there are few places left for a respectable ghost to haunt. Humphrey the Horrible is a small, mostly unsuccessful ghost in a family of ghastly ghouls. His mother worries. But Humphrey has enough pluck to befriend a smart, politically aware schoolboy, Rick Henderson, who is willing to take the ghosts' cause right to the top, to number 10 Downing Street -- home of the Prime Minister.
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Eva Ibbotson, born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner (21 January 1925 - 20 October 2010), was an Austrian-born British novelist, known for her children's books. Some of her novels for adults have been successfully reissued for the young adult market in recent years. For the historical novel Journey to the River Sea (Macmillan, 2001), she won the Smarties Prize in category 9-11 years, garnered unusual commendation as runner up for the Guardian Prize, and made the Carnegie, Whitbread, and Blue Peter shortlists. She was a finalist for the 2010 Guardian Prize at the time of her death. Her last book, The Abominables, was one of eight books on the longlist for the same award in 2012.
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This is the best book I've ever read! I would give it 100 stars (but it only shows 5 so im giving it 5)
I liked this book a lot. It was very funny in some parts. Even though the pictures were cool, the author included words that put pictures in my head that were amazing! This book was very exciting! At the end of every chapter there was a cliffhanger, and I could barely tear myself away from the book. If you like a good adventure story you would love this book! I would give this book 4 stars because even though I would have changed a few parts, it was a really good book!
The Great Ghost Rescue I liked this book The Great Ghost Rescue. I would give the book about 4 stars because there were a few really weird parts. Like a part when Rick was dragging the unconscious Lord Bullhaven to the car. Lord Bullhaven is a really weird, creepy, and mean guy. If he sees a flower growing up from his yard, he will pull it out right away. But one of my favorite parts was at the end when everyone was happy again. Right before that something strange was happening to all the ghosts. So everyone was happy and Lord Bullhaven died. So now he is a ghost, but when he is a ghost he is nice to everyone and said sorry for everything he did. I think you should read this book. Its funny.
I thought The Great Ghost Rescue was a GREAT book! I like it so much I¿m going to give it 5 stars! I really like it because there¿s a lot of excitement in it. If you like ghosts you should check out this book and even if you don¿t like ghosts you should still consider reading this book. The ghosts make it really exciting and I just want to keep reading and reading and reading and reading! It¿s just a little spooky, but I think it¿s fine. Here¿s a preview for it: There¿s this ghost family and their home is being changed so they have to move. They met a boy named Rick who helps them find a home. But then something very, very, very bad happens. To find out what happens you¿ll have to get this book. If you like stories by Eva Ibbotson then you¿ll really like this book, but if you don¿t like Eva Ibbotson you should still try it. Remember, the book is The Great Ghost Rescue by Eva Ibbotson.
I thought the book The Great Ghost Rescue was a really good book. The reason that I like this book is because there¿s not a lot of characters to remember and its balance of emotion the book can be funny, scary, sad, and just plain gross. If you like books by Eva Ibbotson and J. K. Rowling this book is for you. For my review I would give this book 5 out of 5.
this book was funny and spooky at the same time but I really loved it right now i am reading which witch it is an awsome book so far.