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The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

by Eva Ibbotson

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Brother and sister Rollo and Madlyn are sent to live temporarily with their Great Uncle Sir George and his sister Emily. It's just for the summer, but Sir George and Emily have enough problems, as they have hardly any paying customers coming to tour their rather shabby castle. It's hard to get any attention when the upstart new owners of nearby Trembellow Towers have bought up all the good antiques for their own museum.
Madlyn and Rollo come up with a superb idea of hiring a collection of ghosts to terrify the visitors, which people really like. Soon the castle is making money, which Sir George uses to care for his beloved herd of rare white cattle, but being the only herd of its kind gains them the notice of horrible people.

The quirky ghosts are pure Ibbotson, but the overall theme of this story is about treating animals humanely. ( )
  mstrust | Sep 29, 2016 |
Om två syskon som ska tillbringa sommaren hos några äldre släktingar medan föräldrarna är i USA och jobbar ihop välförtjänta pengar. Också på slottet saknas pengar och syskonen kommer på idén att ta hjälp av riktiga spöken för att locka fler besökare. Planen funkar men tyvärr finns det andra som vill utnyttja samma idé och som framför allt inte vill varken barnen, slottet eller slottets stolthet: den vita koflocken väl. När korna försvinner får barnen och spökena ett helt annat uppdrag än de tänkt sig...

Spännande, sorglig, rolig, medryckande med karaktärer man verkligen känner för. Precis det där som gör Eva Ibbotsons böcker så speciella innehåller också den här boken. Stundtals är den ganska mörk, men också det är karaktärisktiskt på ett mycket possitivt sätt. ( )
  moa.ryrlind | Feb 1, 2013 |
Two kids named Madlyn and Rollo go to Clawstone Castle their mother and father are going away for a month and they are visiting their Uncle George. He lives in a castle Clawstone. One day they see cows; white mysterious cattle they find out that some guys are taking the cattle away. They need to help the cattle. They have met ghosts in the castle and think that the ghosts can help. They and there ghost friends go away in a car and drive to an island. At the island Madlyn and Rollo (without the ghosts) visit Mr. Manners. They beg him to let the cattle go free for he was the one who stole the cattle he refuses and they havn't even started their task.
At the end they succeed along with there friend Ned and the ghosts. ( )
1 vote | LillianE | Apr 29, 2009 |
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When their parents go to America for the summer, Madlyn and Rollo are sent to their great-aunt Emily and great-uncle George at Clawstone Castle, home of the legendary and mysterious Wild White Cattle of Clawstone Park. But times are hard at Clawstone, as the fancier castle down the road attracts all the tourist traffic. Determined to save the castle and the herd, Madlyn and Rollo audition a cast of ghosts to add some thrills to the Clawstone tours, and soon visitors are pouring through the gates. But just when things are looking up, the ghosts and children find themselves facing a great mystery, and some very sinister enemies. Will Madlyn, Rollo, and their ghostly friends find a way to save the day?
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When their parents go to America for the summer, Madlyn and Rollo are sent to their great-aunt Emily and great-uncle George at Clawstone Castle, home of the legendary and mysterious Wild White Cattle of Clawstone Park. But times are hard at Clawstone, as the fancier castle down the road attracts all the tourist traffic. Determined to save the castle and the herd, Madlyn and Rollo audition a cast of ghosts to add some thrills to the Clawstone tours, and soon visitors are pouring through the gates. But just when things are looking up, the ghosts and children find themselves facing a great mystery, and some very sinister enemies. Will Madlyn, Rollo, and their ghostly friends find a way to save the day?

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While spending the summer with elderly relatives at Clawstone Castle in northern England, Madlyn and her brother Rollo, with the help of several ghosts, attempt to save the rare cattle that live on the castle grounds.

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