The Great Ghost Rescue
by Eva Ibbotson
This is an another adorably silly book from the author of Which Witch?
tale of light-hearted black humor, if you can imagine that. It begins
with Humphrey the Horrible, who really isn't very horrible. Humphrey is
a little boy ghost whose family haunts a moldering English castle, and
his hag mother and "gliding kilt" father are a bit disappointed in their
youngest son's lack of scariness.
But Humphrey becomes a hero, with the help of a living schoolboy named
Rick Henderson, when a plague of modern development threatens to destroy
the habitat of the ghosts of England. In a wacky sort of
environmentalism, young Rick decides a ghost preserve is in order, and
takes his case straight to the prime minister. But that solution almost
happens too easily. No one is counting on the donor of the old ruins for
the ghosts to live in, to be a nasty man with a nasty plan to destroy
all the ghosts in England. But does the nasty man's plan take Humphrey
and Rick into account?
Cute as the story is, certain occult-sensitive readers may like to be
advised that a little bit of witchcraft appears in this book.
Recommended Age: 10+
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