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Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost!

by Cornelia Funke

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Funny, and is very fictional and has you wanting to flip to the next page. ( )
  maly | Feb 1, 2011 |
This is the second in the Ghosthunters series and we join Tom (9 year old boy), Hetty Hyssop (world famous ghost hunter) and Hugo (their resident ASG - that's average spooky ghost to you and me) who are now a business complete with business cards!! This volume we join them as they set out to help one Mr. Alvin Bigshot at his posh (and remote) Seaside Resort on what they think is a simple and easy task (and maybe a little recreation time at the beach). What they get is not what they thought and they find themselves taking on one of the most fearsome ghosts of all...the Gruesome Invincible Lightening Ghost (GILG). After arriving at the Seaside Resort, Tom and company begin to notice that things aren't quite what they'd been led to believe, so they ramp up their investigation and find they must rely on Hugo more and more (apparently one of the GLIG's greatest weaknesses is ASG slime (which Hugo has an spades)! Will they defeat the GLIG before he turns them into ashes? You'll have to read to find out.

I enjoyed this one as much as the first in the series...I mean what's not to love about an eccentric ghost hunter lady, a 9 year old apprentice and their very own ASG? I think that Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightening Ghost has genuine hair-raising moments mixed with just the right about of absurd humor, making this ideal for young readers! Who couldn't love a story where the main human characters don protective suits of tin foil coated in sugar and who tote icing guns! It's FANTASTIC fun...with genuine scares worked in. We all love these stories and we're anxiously awaiting the next volume! I give it a sold A, a fine read for 6-12 year old with the idea reading range probably at 8-10. This format is great for newer chapter book readers and still has illustrations (black and white, rather cartoonish) to help bring the story to life for young readers! ( )
  the_hag | Jan 19, 2008 |
Hetty Hyssop and her assistant ghosthunters travel to a seaside hotel to investigate the appearance of one of the most dangerous ghosts in the world. ( )
  Librarygirl66 | May 24, 2007 |
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Die Firma Gespensterjäger und Co. Bewährte Mitarbeiter des Unternehmens und bekannt aus ihrem Abenteuer Gespensterjäger auf eisiger Spur sind die resolute Hedwig Kümmelsaft, ihr junger Assistent Tom Tomsky und das Gespenst Hugo, ein harmloses MUG (oder auch mittelmäßig unheimliches Gespenst).

Als sie von Direktor Wichtigmann in das Hotel Strandperle gerufen werden, weil er sich über zu heißes Wasser aus den Wasserhähnen beklagt und auch mit der Funktion der Klimaanlage nicht zufrieden ist, rechnen die drei Experten mit einem Problem, das im Handumdrehen zu lösen ist.

Doch dann stellt sich heraus, dass der vierte Stock des Luxushotels von einem äußerst heimtückischen Ungeheuer heimgesucht wird. Ohne Übertreibung: Es ist eines der fünf gefährlichsten Gespenster der Erde, das unter dem Namen GRUBLIGEI in die Fachliteratur eingegangen ist.

Wie dieser GRUBLIGEI, auch grauenhaft unbesiegbarer Blitzgeist genannt, doch noch geschlagen wird, das liest Monty Arnold mit seinem ganzen komödiantischen Talent vor. Ganz besonders witzig sind die Passagen von Hugo, wenn er sich wieder einmal beschwert und jammert, dass alle "Grässlich und gemeun! Oho! So-ho gemeun!" zu ihm sind.
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Book 2 in the GHOSTHUNTERS series of frighteningly funny paperback originals by the phenomenal Cornelia Funke!

After banishing the Incredibly Revolting Ghost of book 1, Tom, former klutz, Hugo, still an Averagely Spooky Ghost (ASG to the uninitiated), and Hetty Hyssop, current world-renowned ghosthunter, have formed an agency dedicated to dealing with difficult apparitions. No case can defeat them--until they encounter a Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost. This smoking specter has claimed the penthouse suite of a beachfront hotel, where it passes its eternal vacation by turning guests into ghosts themselves. Could Hugo's slime douse the flaming phantom? Or are Tom and the team about to get burned?

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