"Spooky sleuthing, mysterious vanishings, and super-hungry ghosts — this race-against-time adventure is a delight of detection, invention and delectable bakes!"
Sequel to Bridget Vanderpuff and the Baked Escape, Martin Stewart’s Bridget Vanderpuff and the Ghost Train gleams with a vibrant sense of adventure and spooky shenanigans. And all this is propelled by the energy and invention of Bridget Vanderpuff, an orphan who escaped a lonely life at Miss Acrid’s Orphanage for Errant Childs (sic) when she was adopted by kindly Mr Ernest Vanderpuff, “the world’s finest baker”, and proprietor of Vanderpuff’s Bake Shop.
Bridget’s Belle-on-Sea home town is preparing for the Night of the Hungry Ghosts, with Mr Vanderpuff's bake set to sit centre stage. Problem is, he needs to invent something truly spectacular for this most marvellous, spooky occasion. Add to that the arrival of a ghost train, mysterious vanishings, and a rising sense of peril and you have a situation that sees Bridget and her friend Tom get into detective mode to save Belle-on-Sea and its residents, including Mr Vanderpuff.
Characterful, compelling and packed with warmth, this fun feast of adventure is also sprinkled with explanatory footnotes that add further whimsy, while David Habben’s illustrations are a bedazzlement of energy.