Dutton Children's Books,
1st American ed.
When little Oliver Smith inherits the gloomy mansion Helton Hall, his scheming cousins, the Snodde-Brittles, are determined to rid themselves of the orphan heir. They have a perfect plan. They will hire some terrifying ghosts from the Dial-a-Ghost Agency to scare the boy to death. But, as in any Eva Ibbotson novel, the fantastic creatures do not necessarily behave as expected-they are a little too human for that. Soon the ghosts, led by a mysterious girl spirit named Adopta, have joined with Oliver against his cousins. But they may have underestimated the depths of the Snodde-Brittles' evil.... The laughs and frights are thick in this spooky story, which is sure to join Eva Ibbotson's other books as classics of the genre.
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|Grouping Title||dial a ghost|
|Grouping Author||ibbotson eva|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-05-16 15:47:05PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-17 00:48:36AM|
|available_at_school||John Early Middle, Madison Middle, Two Rivers Middle, Una Elementary, West End Middle|
|detailed_location_school||John Early Middle - Teen Fiction, Madison Middle - Teen Fiction, Two Rivers Middle - Teen Fiction, Una Elementary - Kids Fiction, West End Middle - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||A family of nice ghosts protects a British orphan from the diabolical plans of his evil guardians.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000169516|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Dutton Children's Books,|2001.|195 p. ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||England -- Juvenile fiction, Ghosts -- Juvenile fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_full||Dial-a-ghost / by Eva Ibbotson ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes|