Dial a Ghost

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Macmillan Children's, 2001 - Children's stories - 152 pages
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A brilliantly spooky and funny story from the outstanding Eva Ibbotson, now with a fantastic new cover-look!Get me some ghosts,' said Fulton Snodde-Brittle. 'Frightful and dangerous ghosts!'Fulton has gone to the Dial A Ghost agency with an evil plan. He wants to hire some truly terrifying ghosts to scare his nephew Oliver to death. The Shriekers are the most violent and sickening sceptres the agency has, but a mix-up means the kind Wilkinson ghosts are sent in their place. Now Oliver has some spooky allies to help him outwit the wicked Snodde-Brittles . . .'You'll love this chain-rattling, blood-oozingly hilarious story' Daily Telegraph

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User Review  - kbesaw - LibraryThing

Oliver is an orphaned boy who unexpectedly comes to be the sole owner of Helton Hall, a large and spooky mansion. Oliver's cousins, Frieda and Fulton, are less than happy about this fact and make it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tahleen - LibraryThing

I was worried after I read this because I chose it for a 3rd/4th grade book club, because it was kind of violent despite its humor. But the kids loved it. Not my favorite, but I'm glad it went over well with the book's intended audience. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels have been published around the world.Journey to the River Sea won the Nestl Gold Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Some of her other young fiction titles include The Secret of Platform 13, Which Witch? and The Great Ghost Rescue. Eva died peacefully in October 2010 at the age of eighty-five.

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