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Product Description

The ghosts of Craggyford Castle have been living there happily for five hundred years. But outside, the world is changing. Their old haunts are under threat. And when resident ghost Humphrey the Horrible uncovers an evil plot to exorcise his family from the castle, he knows he must do something! Humphrey the Horrible might sound scary, but he’s actually a very friendly skeleton, with twinkling eye sockets and jangling finger bones. He dreams of being ghastly, like his brother – a screaming skull – or his blood-sucking vampire bat cousins. But as Humphrey launches his great ghost rescue, he finally realises that you don’t have to be spine-chillingly fearsome to be a hero!

“Eva Ibbotson weaves a magic like no other. Once enchanted, always enchanted.” Michael Morpurgo

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780330398282

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

November 9th, 2001

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.8; Middle years; 5.0 points

Other details
  • 144 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Eva Ibbotson

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Eva Ibbotson is the award-winning author of many books for children and adults. She has a daughter and three sons, who showed her that children like to read about ghosts, wizards, and witches “because they are just like people but madder and more interesting.”

She was born in Vienna, in Austria, but moved to England with her family when the Nazis came to power. After training to be a physiologist which she didn’t enjoy because she didn’t like doing experiments on animals, Eva got married and had four very nice children.

Her first children’s book, The Great Ghost Rescue was published in 1975, and she is best known for titles like Journey to the River Sea and The Dragonfly Pool. Eva died in 2010, aged 85.

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