Quirky Times at Quagmire Castle

Quirky Times at Quagmire Castle

by Karen Wallace, Helen Flook
     
 

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When Jack and Emily learn that Quagmire Castle, their beloved, crumbling home, is going to be sold, they seek help from their ghostly ancestors, who are only too delighted to be of service.  See more details below

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When Jack and Emily learn that Quagmire Castle, their beloved, crumbling home, is going to be sold, they seek help from their ghostly ancestors, who are only too delighted to be of service.

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Children's Literature - Kathleen Foucart
When Jack and Emily Nightshade find out the bank is trying to take away Quagmire Castle, their home, their ghostly ancestors Dudley and Deliria spring into action to help save their family home. The ghosts, the children, and Aunt Tabitha turn the castle into a hotel to earn money to save the place, yet the bank manager and property developers have a plan of their own to make sure the new hotel fails. But the Nightshade ghosts do not give up easily. The overall story is familiar and cute but can get confusing with so many characters being introduced in quick succession, from the children to the ghosts to the property developers and hotel guests. At least three of the named characters are a bit superfluous to the overarching plot line of saving the castle and could perhaps have been left to another book about the Nightshades and their hotel. Also, the fact that the main villain is the bank manager is predictable and has been overused in children's stories for a long time—why are there never any nice bank managers? But all in all, the story is age-appropriate and enjoyable, especially for children who may like ghost stories, but not scary ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598891126
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Pathway Bks.
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Karen Wallace is the author of more than one hundred books for children, and the winner of several book awards. She was born in Canada and grew up in a log cabin in the woods of Quebec. She has also lived in France and Ireland, and has worked making pizzas, and singing in a cabaret and a bluegrass band. Writing is her favorite activity. Wallace says she has spent most of her life making up stories.

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