Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost!by Cornelia Funke
After banishing the Incredibly Revolting Ghost of book 1, Tom, former klutz, Hugo, still an Averagely Spooky Ghost (ASG to the uninitiated), and Hetty Hyssop, current world-renowned ghosthunter, have formed an agency dedicated to dealing with difficult apparitions. No case can defeat them--until they encounter a Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost. This smoking specter has claimed the penthouse suite of a beachfront hotel, where it passes its eternal vacation by turning guests into ghosts themselves. Could Hugo's slime douse the flaming phantom? Or are Tom and the team about to get burned?
All of the quirky characters are back in this delightful sequel (Chicken House, 2006) to Cornelia Funke's Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost (Chicken House, 2006). Nine-year-old Tom, Hugo, the Averagely Spooky Ghost, and ghoul hunter Hetty Hyssop are called to a fancy beachfront resort where the guests are being turned into ghosts. Armed with the tools of their trade, cake icing and champagne, the trio quickly finds the root of the problem-a Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost-and uses all of their courage and skills to defeat it and save the remaining guests at the resort. Veteran voice actor John Beach skillfully brings to life the madcap adventures by giving each character a unique voice that conjures up fantastic images in listeners' minds. This enjoyable story will thrill both fans of and those new to the series. A must have for every collection.
Veronica SchwartzCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
The latest a series of humorous adventures about expert ghost-hunter Hetty, her sidekick Tom, and their affiliate ghost Hugo, this novel offers some unusual characterizations along with nonstop action. Hetty and her crew are called to help solve a haunting problem at a seaside hotel, which requires them to everything from crafty detective skills to ghostly slime. Hetty is the brains of the outfit, Tom the spunk, and mischievous Hugo, who comes through in a pinch. More silly that scary. Francisca Goldsmith
Meet the Author
Cornelia Funke is Germany's bestselling children's author after J. K. Rowling and R. L. Stine. In the fall of 2002, she made her brilliant debut in the English language market with the release of The Thief Lord, the enchanting New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed novel Inkheart and the picture book The Princess Knight. Ms. Funke lives in Hamburg, Germany, with her family.
- Los Angeles, CA
- Date of Birth:
- December 10, 1958
- Place of Birth:
- Dorsten, Germany
- University of Hamburg
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This is an inspiration to me in 3rd grade and it still is now.
All of the ghosthunters books in this series are wonderful, imaginative, and also hysterically funny. I read them to my precocious daughter (4), and she is a huge fan. I would highly recommend them to first and second grade students. They might be a little scary for young kids, but the young ones love the ghosthunters. I like how Cornelia's books always include a wise, elderly woman as a guide. Strongly recommend all of Funke's books. She is a fabulous writer and knows her audience (children) well.
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.