Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost
By Cornelia Funke
(Chicken House, Hardcover, 9780439849623, 192pp.)
Publication Date: October 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
After banishing the Incredibly Revolting Ghost of book 1, Tom, former klutz, Hugo, still an Averagely Spooky Ghost, and Hetty Hyssop, world-renowned ghosthunter, have formed an agency dedicated to dealing with difficult apparitions. No case can defeat them--until they encounter a Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost. This smoking specter has claimed the penthouse suite of a beachfront hotel, where it passes its eternal vacation by turning guests into ghosts themselves. Could Hugo's slime douse the flaming phantom--or are Tom and the team about to get burned?
Cornelia Funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and the Inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers. She lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house filled with books.
The latest a series of humorous adventures about expert ghost-hunter Hetty, her sidekick Tom, and their affiliate ghost Hugo, this novel offers some unusual characterizations along with nonstop action. Hetty and her crew are called to help solve a haunting problem at a seaside hotel, which requires them to everything from crafty detective skills to ghostly slime. Hetty is the brains of the outfit, Tom the spunk, and mischievous Hugo, who comes through in a pinch. More silly that scary. Francisca Goldsmith