The Horribly Haunted School by Margaret Mahy

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Mrs Merryandrew is worried about Monty believing in ghosts and sends him off to the Brinsley Codd School for sensible thought. As soon as Monty arrives at the school he realises it's haunted - by Brinsley Codd himself - founder of the school and the most sensible person in history.
 

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Margaret Mahy was born on March 21, 1936 in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She received a B.A. degree from the University of New Zealand. She worked as a nurse, an assistant librarian, and a children's librarian in England and New Zealand. Her first book, A Lion in the Meadow, was published in 1969. She became a full-time author in 1980. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 120 children's books including The Haunting, The Changeover, Memory, A Lion in the Meadow, The Seven Chinese Brothers, and The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate. She won the Esther Glen Award five times, the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association three times, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Hans Christian Andersen Award, and in 1999, she won the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award in two categories, Picture Book and Supreme Award. She died after a brief illness on July 23, 2012 at the age of 76.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by Chivers North Amer. 152 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Monty’s mother, a champion jigsaw-puzzle solver, is worried about him: He claims to be allergic to ghosts, and to be in contact with the ghost of a girl who lives in an abandoned car.

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Mahy (The Greatest Show Off Earth) again whips up a delectable brew of the almost-credible and the outright fantastic, laced with wryly understated dialogue and droll, Monty Python-esque ingredients.

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Mahy (The Greatest Show Off Earth) again whips up a delectable brew of the almost-credible and the outright fantastic, laced with wryly understated dialogue and droll, Monty Python-esque ingredients.

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But when Monty tries to explain all this to his parents, they ship him off to the Brinsley Codd School for Sensible Thought to set him straight.

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