Dial-A-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews



Get me some ghosts,' said Fulton Snoddle-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. But Oliver likes ghosts. And the peculiar ones he meets at Helton Hall decide at once to help him outwit the wicked Snodde-Brittles.... 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight.' Philip Pullman

About Eva Ibbotson

See more books from this Author
Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, Austria, on January 21, 1925. She graduated from Bedford College, London with a degree in physiology in 1945 and the University of Durham with a degree in education in 1965. Her first book, The Great Ghost Rescue, was published in 1975. She primarily wrote children's book and romance novels for adults and young adults. Her other works include The Secret of Platform 13, The Star of Kazan, Which Witch?, Island of the Aunts, Dial-a-Ghost, The Ogre of Oglefort, A Company of Swans, and A Song For Summer. She won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for Journey to the River Sea. She died on October 20, 2010 at the age of 85.
Published April 9, 2008 by Macmillan Children's Books. 176 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Dial-A-Ghost

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

The ghosts themselves are a satisfyingly eccentric bunch: Grandma’s “whiskers on her chin stuck out like daggers in the moonlight,” and Lady Sabrina de Bone, whose toes were worn away by hatred and her “nose nothing but a nibbled stump.” While much of this territory may seem familiar, it is never...

| Read Full Review of Dial-A-Ghost

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Once again, Ibbotson (Which Witch; Island of the Aunts) dishes up an irresistible brew of magical high jinks and adventure in t

Jul 09 2001 | Read Full Review of Dial-A-Ghost

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Miss Pringle and Mrs. Mannering, founders of the Adopt-A-Ghost agency, are delighted when they find homes for two of their hard-to-place clients, the Wilkinson family of five (who died all at once when a bomb hit their house) and the Shriekers, a pair of maimed and foul-smelling aristocrats who, ...

| Read Full Review of Dial-A-Ghost


The Snodde-Brittles have a plan though --- they'll hire ghosts from the Dial-a-Ghost agency and scare Oliver to death.

| Read Full Review of Dial-A-Ghost

Reader Rating for Dial-A-Ghost

An aggregated and normalized score based on 32 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review