The Great Ghost Rescue by Eva Ibbotson

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As a bloodcurlingly fearsome ghost, Humphrey the Horrible is a failure. He's not horrible at all. Instead of being ghastly and skeletal, he's pink and fluffy, like a summer cloud. He longs to be like his brother, who's a Screaming Skull. Or his father, who has stumps for legs and a sword through his chest. Or even his cousins who are like vampire bats. Poor Humphrey, though, can't scare anyone. But when the ghosts are in danger, it's clev er Humphrey who comes up with a rescue plan...
 

About Eva Ibbotson

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Eva Ibbotson based Delderton on a boarding school she attended as a child. Today she lives in northern England.Kevin Hawkes lives in Gorham, Maine.
 
Published April 28, 2003 by Puffin. 144 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Ghost Humphrey's problem is as old as Casper's--he just isn't horrible enough--and that really makes him a misfit in this mucky/gruesome family group where foul-smelling mom and legless dad (he's a Gliding Kilt) dine on rats' tails, and where headless Aunt Hortensia is learning to make rudimentar...

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Fans of Dial-A-Ghost will eagerly welcome the new flock of floating phantoms in The Great Ghost Rescue, Eva Ibbotson's wry companion novel, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. The ghosts' housing shortage cont

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Fans of Dial-A-Ghost will eagerly welcome the new flock of floating phantoms in The Great Ghost Rescue, Eva Ibbotson's wry companion novel, illus.

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