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The Resource Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost, by Cornelia Funke ; translated by Helena Ragg

Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost, by Cornelia Funke ; translated by Helena Ragg

Label
Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost
Title
Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost
Statement of responsibility
by Cornelia Funke ; translated by Helena Ragg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A timid boy named Tom reluctantly agrees to help professional ghostbuster Hetty Hyssop dispel an IRG (Incredibly Revolting Ghost) from an old house
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Storyline
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Illustration
Review
Funke reaches out to newly independent readers with this first-in-a-series installment about beleaguered nine-year-old Tom, who bests his nasty older sister, Lola, by honing his ghosthunting skills. Sent to the cellar for orange juice, Tom, a 'fraidy cat, encounters an ASG, (Averagely Spooky Ghost), who nearly scares him out of his skin. No one in his family believes him except his sympathetic grandmother who "listened to him without constantly frowning—unlike his parents." Grandma also has a friend, Hetty Hyssop, who specializes in spectral exorcisms. Turns out that the ASG is being bullied himself, cast out of his familiar haunt by the IRG of the title. Tom and Hetty conspire to put things right and give Lola her due, too. The story is not really funny enough to appeal to kids who want humor, and not scary enough to raise goosebumps; the text tends to rely on exclamation points to inject excitement. Funke's half-tone illustrations add appeal for readers just getting the hang of chapter books but, overall, this is a somewhat pedestrian offering from the talented creator of Inkheart and The Thief Lord . Ages 7-10. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed July 24, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 29, p58)
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154748
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Funke, Cornelia Caroline
Intended audience
760
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
fiction
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  • 1
  • 4
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Ragg, Helena
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True
Series statement
Ghosthunters (Cornelia Funke)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ghosts
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost, by Cornelia Funke ; translated by Helena Ragg
Instantiates
Publication
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
135 p.
Isbn
9780439849586
Lccn
2005030140
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ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780439849586
  • (OCoLC)62381160
Label
Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost, by Cornelia Funke ; translated by Helena Ragg
Publication
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
135 p.
Isbn
9780439849586
Lccn
2005030140
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780439849586
  • (OCoLC)62381160

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