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Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting…

Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost!

by Cornelia Funke

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I know this is a kids book, but after listening to the "Amerigo" audiobook, this is a welcome distraction. Apart from the loose, detail lacking narrative, the book is fairly good. It was a quick read. ( )
  Arkrayder | Apr 22, 2016 |
This was another book by Cornelia Funke that I enjoyed quite a bit. What was different about this one was the lack of a lot of complications that can derail a book like that. Great for middle grade readers. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
This is a good book (the first of a series) for elementary boys looking for a spooky story. There are occasional pictures, with relatively easy vocabulary- although some sophisticated words are thrown in.

This story follows an 8 year old boy as he discovers a ghost hiding in his family's cellar. This ghost however is hiding from an even scarier ghost that took over the ghost's home where he had been haunting for many years. Tom gets help from his Grandma's friend, a professional ghost hunter, and they set out to get ride of the ghosts all together.

At the end of the novel, there are reference pages about how to deal with different kinds of ghosts- cute and very imaginative. ( )
  claireforhan | Feb 7, 2013 |
Erst einmal ein grosses Kompliment an Monty Arnold. Die Umsetzung der Geschichten der Gespensterjäger ist ihm einfach vorzüglich gelungen. Die Art und Weise wie er Tom, Frau Kümmelsaft und Hugo zum Leben erwachen lässt ist einfach herrlich. Vor allem Dingen die Umsetzung von Hugo ist einfach genial.
Mein Sohn hat alle 4 Geschichten als Hörbuch und dieser erste Band ist sein Lieblingsband. Die Geschichte ist spannend, gruselig (aber nicht so gruselig das man Angst bekommt) und sehr lustig. Das liebenswerte und freche Gespenst Hugo hat es meinem Sohn besonders angetan.
Es macht Spass mit zuerleben wie aus dem schüchternen und unscheinbaren Tom, mit Hilfe der schrulligen Frau Kümmelsaft und Hugo, ein selbstbewusster und einfallsreicher Gespensterjäger wird. In den folgenden Büchern wird er sogar schon ein bischen arrogant und ist sehr von seinen Fähigkeiten überzeugt.
Die schrullige und ältere Dame Frau Kümmelsaft ist einfach cool. Mit Ihren ganzen Beschreibungen der unterschiedlichen Arten von Gespenstern und Ihren unmöglichen Erfindungen.
Diese Bücherserie macht sogar einem Erwachsenen Spass ( )
  drachenbraut23 | Mar 2, 2011 |
Kearsten says: This is a good book for younger readers - maybe 2nd-3rd grade.

Tom is terrified of the ghost in his cellar at first, but gains courage when he decides to help the ghost get its original home back from a bigger bully of a ghost. An experienced ghost hunter (a friend of Tom's grandmother) gives him some pointers, and together they take on an incredibly revolting ghost.

This was fun and silly, and would have great appeal to young boys. The audiobook's narrator, John Beach, did a nice job, especially on the ghosts' voices.

Recommended! ( )
  YouthGPL | Dec 22, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439833086, Paperback)

Bestselling novelist and picture book author Funke now reaches a brand-new audience with a silly, spooky series of illustrated paperback originals for ages 7 to 10. Among her top sellers in Germany!

Nine-year-old Tom Tomsky can't catch a break: He's a klutz, his sister Lola pretty much hates his guts, and--this is a big "and"--he just found a ghost camping out in his cellar. Lucky for Tom his grandma's best friend just happens to be the world's foremost ghosthunter. Under her expert tutelage, Tom learns the tools of the trade--which just happen to include buckets of graveyard dirt--and soon finds he has to face down not just the ASG (Averagely Spooky Ghost) in the basement but the IRG (Incredibly Revolting Ghost) in town. All while keeping the nettlesome Lola off his trail....

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Timid nine-year-old Tom Tomsky reluctantly agrees to help professional ghostbuster Hetty Camomile dispel an IRG (Incredibly Revolting Ghost) from an old house.

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