Ghostboy and the Moonbalm Treasure by Richard Hamilton

Ghostboy and the Moonbalm Treasure

Written by Richard Hamilton

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Halibut Hall comes alive after midnight as Alex and his grandpa set about spooking the guests. But it’s boring being a ghost in the same place for 150 years. Winning a surprise holiday at the Moonbalm Hotel is exactly the break Alex and grandpa need. It turns out to be a holiday of a lifetime as Alex uncovers a sinister plot to steal the Moonbalm treasure while grandpa embarks on a love affair! Terrific action and lots of spooky jokes make this an adventure mystery to remember.


Ghostboy and the Moonbalm Treasure by Richard Hamilton

Alex and his grandfather are ghosts. They've been dead for over 150 years. And they've been haunting Halibut Hall for just as long. Not much happens at Halibut Hall. So when they win a holiday to stay at Moonbalm Hotel - occupied half by the living and half by the dead - for the first time in years they are, well, dumbfounded.


'While being full of action, this is much better than the usual, knockabout pirate stuff, with good dialogue and elegant, restrained prose ... exemplary early reading material.'

'There's plenty of humour in this well-paced adventure tale.'

'This is packed with colloquial dialogue, which creates colourful characters and a speedy pace, and lots of lively illustrations.'

About the Author

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton lives in London with his wife and two daughters. He is the author of Polly's Picnic and Violet and the Mean and Rotten Pirates. As well as writing children's books, he also adapts novels for radio.

I’ve worked at the BBC for a while now running BBC’s location library. I work part-time and as well as writing, abridge stories and books for Radio 4. In particular Book at Bedtime, Book of the Week, and the children’s programme, Go4It. It also means I get to spend a lot of great time with my two daughters (8 and 5) who are both my inspiration and my most generous critics.’

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176 pages


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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

3rd April 2006




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