One of our Books of the Year 2014- October 2014 Book of the Month Best-loved author Eva Ibbotson had a gift for making magical worlds both come alive and be wonderfully credible. Her hand guides this delightful story of a top-secret school for ghosts where anything and everything unusual can – and does - take place. Despairing at the very low standard of modern day ghosts, the Great Hagges, Fredegonda, Goneril and Drusilla, set up the school to raise standards of haunting. Can they inject some backbone and style into their charges? And can they manage the problems of their two human pupils, Daniel and Charlotte as well? Mountwood School is a riotous place which is making haunting a very serious business!
The Great Hagges have come to the conclusion that ghosts have gone soft and just can’t scare anyone anymore. So, in the hope they can bring some terror back to the world, they set up a school for ghosts. Soon ghosts are flocking to the school hoping to improve their ghostly ways. When two young (and very much alive) children need help they turn, in desperation, to the Mountwood School for Ghosts. Will the ghosts be able to push aside their feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy and rise to the challenge to help young Daniel and Charlotte scare off their powerful enemies?
This funny, delightful ghost story from Toby Ibbotson, son of award-winning author Eva Ibbotson will thrill young ghost lovers everywhere.
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Publication date: 10/09/2015
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||9th October 2014|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
Toby Ibbotson is the eldest son of award-winningauthor Eva Ibbotson, whose novel The Abominables he edited with her first publisher, Marion Lloyd, following his mother's death. Mountwood School for Ghosts is his debut novel, from an original idea by Eva and planned out in detail by the two of them before her death. Containing all the warmth, humour and spark of Eva's novels for younger readers, which are being rereleased alongside this publication, Mountwood School for Ghosts marks out Toby as an exciting new storytelling talent in the children's book world. He lives in Sweden with his family and writes ...More About Toby Ibbotson