Cast out when their spooky castle gets modernized into a holiday camp, Humphrey and his ghost family search for a new home. They meet a friendly schoolboy named Rick who decides they should start a "ghost sanctuary," since human expansion has ruined so many ghoulish spots in England. When the sanctuary turns out to be a trap meant to exorcise all of the ghosts, Rick and Humphrey must save the day.
From the unusual, but very interesting pen of Eva Ibbotson. An interesting tale about a boy who helps ghosts. Also quite a commentary on the need of taking care of peoples and animals rather than making them extinct.
The characters are lovable and the descriptions bring a smile to your face. Once again I leave a book wishing to exist inside Eva Ibbotson's mind. Though a chronic fan of her work may confuse this with many others, as I have. The subject of homeless ghosts is prevalent in her work.
My daughter (8) loved this book. Eva Ibbbotson is one of her favorite authors. Funny and smart.
J.K. Rowling fans will love it!
Very Good story- a great read!!
This is the trade-paperback size version. My son loved it, funny and not too scary. Ibbotson has other wonderful books you should check out.
a small ghost with a big problem. His family have lost their home, and they are off to find a new haunting ground.