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THE GHOST OF ABLE MABEL

Young Sam Sprockett decides to get back his grandfather's savings from the Halfway Inn, high on Hagworth Fell. Penny's first ghostly tale.
Illustrated by Philip Hopman. Cover by Klaas Verplancke.
One of Young Book Trust's "100 Best Books" in 1999, AND chosen as a "Recommended Read" for World Book Day 2004. Read Penny's World Book Day "Author Visit" article in Penny's Other Projects and Events.
Scholastic Children's Books. ISBN 0-439-97846-7. £3.99
(Original format may still be found in libraries ISBN 0-590-13879-0)

 

 

 

 

THE SPECTRE OF HAIRY HECTOR
 
A brand new ghostly tale. Jack and his Aunt Arcady need to solve the spectral haunting at their new home in Seacombe. Just what is making that terrible noise in the cellar?

Review: THE SPECTRE OF HAIRY HECTOR "has as much appeal to boys as well as to girls. More funny than scary, but with enough spook to feel like a grown up read, this tells of the bad-tempered spectre Hairy Hector, whose residence in Jack and Aunt Arcady's new house causes more than a few things to go bump in the night," wrote Lyn Gardner, compiling her "Tales of the Unexpected" for the Guardian Children's Book Review supplement "Amazing Stories" in Autumn 2003.

Illustrated by Philip Hopman. Cover by Klaas Verplancke.
Scholastic Children's Books. March 2003. ISBN 0-439-97847-5. £3.99

 

 

 

THE PHANTOM OF BILLY BANTAM

Billy Bantam is a strange, sad silent boy who haunts the misty marshes and reedy waterland around Annie's new home. Annie doesn't know who he is, nor where he's come from but she needs a friend, ghostly or not. Danger is threatening everyone around her, and Annie and the ghost-boy have to help. They can't let greedy Captain Slew's scheme succeed ...

Illustrated by Philip Hopman. Cover by Klaas Verplancke.
Scholastic Children's Books. March 2004. ISBN 0-439-96876-3. £3.99

 

 

 


THE GHOUL OF BODGER O'TOOLE

Bodger O'Toole is an enormous ghost with a terrible toothless grin - and a huge hammer! Rumour has it that he haunts Davey's new home, an old boatyard by the side of Trewary Cove. Davey's big brother Trevick doesn't believe ghostly stories but Davey and Tigg, the little runaway, soon find out the truth - and the truth about evil Master Mallion's wicked plans.

Illustrated by Philip Hopman. Cover by Klaas Verplancke.
Scholastic Children's Books. March 2004. ISBN 0-439-96874-7. £3.99

 


 
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