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Ghosthunters #01: Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost!

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Bestselling novelist and picture book author Funke now reaches a brand-new audience with a silly, spooky series of illustrated paperback originals for ages 7 to 10. Among her top sellers in Germany!

Nine-year-old Tom Tomsky can't catch a break: He's a klutz, his sister Lola pretty much hates his guts, and--this is a big "and"--he just found a ghost camping out in his cellar. Lucky for Tom his grandma's best friend just happens to be the world's foremost ghosthunter. Under her expert tutelage, Tom learns the tools of the trade--which just happen to include buckets of graveyard dirt--and soon finds he has to face down not just the ASG (Averagely Spooky Ghost) in the basement but the IRG (Incredibly Revolting Ghost) in town. All while keeping the nettlesome Lola off his trail....

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"Funke reaches out to newly independent readers with this first-in-a-series installment about beleaguered nine-year-old Tom, who bests his nasty older sister, Lola, by honing his ghosthunting skills. Sent to the cellar for orange juice, Tom, a 'fraidy cat, encounters an ASG, (Averagely Spooky Ghost), who nearly scares him out of his skin. No one in his family believes him except his sympathetic grandmother who 'listened to him without constantly frowning — unlike his parents.' Grandma also has a friend, Hetty Hyssop, who specializes in spectral exorcisms. Turns out that the ASG is being bullied himself, cast out of his familiar haunt by the IRG of the title. Tom and Hetty conspire to put things right and give Lola her due, too. The story is not really funny enough to appeal to kids who want humor, and not scary enough to raise goosebumps; the text tends to rely on exclamation points to inject excitement. Funke's half-tone illustrations add appeal for readers just getting the hang of chapter books but, overall, this is a somewhat pedestrian offering from the talented creator of Inkheart and The Thief Lord. Ages 7-10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Nine-year-old Tom Tomsky learns that his grandma's best friend is the world's foremost ghosthunter. Under her expert tutelage, Tom learns the tools of the trade in this first book of Funke's spooky series, now available in a specially priced edition. Illustrations.

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It was really funny and it kept me interested. I could not wait to turn the page!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439833080
Author:
Funke, Cornelia
Publisher:
Chicken House
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Ghosts
Subject:
Readers - Chapter Books
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Ghosthunters
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20060801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
07-10

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Product details 192 pages Chicken House - English 9780439833080 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Funke reaches out to newly independent readers with this first-in-a-series installment about beleaguered nine-year-old Tom, who bests his nasty older sister, Lola, by honing his ghosthunting skills. Sent to the cellar for orange juice, Tom, a 'fraidy cat, encounters an ASG, (Averagely Spooky Ghost), who nearly scares him out of his skin. No one in his family believes him except his sympathetic grandmother who 'listened to him without constantly frowning — unlike his parents.' Grandma also has a friend, Hetty Hyssop, who specializes in spectral exorcisms. Turns out that the ASG is being bullied himself, cast out of his familiar haunt by the IRG of the title. Tom and Hetty conspire to put things right and give Lola her due, too. The story is not really funny enough to appeal to kids who want humor, and not scary enough to raise goosebumps; the text tends to rely on exclamation points to inject excitement. Funke's half-tone illustrations add appeal for readers just getting the hang of chapter books but, overall, this is a somewhat pedestrian offering from the talented creator of Inkheart and The Thief Lord. Ages 7-10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Nine-year-old Tom Tomsky learns that his grandma's best friend is the world's foremost ghosthunter. Under her expert tutelage, Tom learns the tools of the trade in this first book of Funke's spooky series, now available in a specially priced edition. Illustrations.
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