Il piccolo Humphrey, ultimogenito di una famiglia di spettri, non cresce feroce come dovrebbe: il suo ectoplasma è roseo e tenero, il suo sguardo non mette paure e le sue falangi producono, scuotendosi, un dolce tintinnio di campanellini. La sua famiglia se ne vergogna un po', ma spera che col crescere possa meritare il soprannome "The Horrible". Età di lettura: da 8 anni.
- ISBN: 8877827297
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 176
In this one, somewhat like the last Ibbotson I read (Dial-a-Ghost), a family of ghosts find themselves homeless after many centuries, for modern humans can never seem to leave any place alone, or any one (human, animal, or ghost) to live their lives in peace, covering everything with concrete, noise Leggi tutto
Now for the most part, I have found Eva Ibbotson's 1975 children's novel The Great Ghost Rescue fun and engaging (full of both laugh out loud and sly humour as well as being imbued with just enough mild icky creepiness, but also presenting much wisdom and many important but never in my opinion too o Leggi tutto
So much fun, yet surprisingly thoughtful and touching, too. It's my perfect dose of "Halloween-ness" since it's a bit creepy and icky and we have ghosts and skulls and headless aunties, but it's all sort of cozy somehow and so humorous and it's like a real "family" despite the fact the mom is a hag, Leggi tutto
What a thoroughly enjoyable book! Ibbotson has such a way with words. Not only in her ability to select words that sound fantastic, but the images she's able to conjure are truly vivid and fantastic! "The Great Ghost Rescue" deals with a young boy, Rick, who must try to get the Prime Minister to creat Leggi tutto
Aksi menyelamatkan para hantu dari kemodernan manusia XD Khas Ms. Ibbotson, yang kisahnya penuh humor menggelitik serta sarkasme atas kelakuan semena-mena manusia.
Another pleasant, humorous ghostly story by Eva Ibbotson; I quite liked this one, and it was a good Halloween read for me. The various ghosts were interesting and I liked the British setting :-)
The ghosts of Britain are struggling. Their haunts are being turned into spas and air conditioned luxury mansions and the wonderful ancient features that make their homes feel like home are disappearing rapidly. The ghosts of Britain are, in essence, an endangered species. When Humphrey the Horrible, Leggi tutto
This is a read-aloud book! If you're looking for a book to read to your kids, this is it! I was in the book section of a Wal*Mart one day long ago and bought this book thinking to give it to my sister's kids. But I might as well read it first, right? So I'm reading this book to myself alone at night Leggi tutto
I'm so glad I discovered Eva Ibbotson, and just wish I'd known about her when I was middle grade age! Her stories are all cute and funny, but also include statements on big issues. This one is from 1975, and the boy in the story is showing concern about all the things that get used up and animals th Leggi tutto
Eva Ibbotson is a best-selling children's author. She was born in Vienna but fled to England with her family during the Second World War. Her books have been shortlisted for some of the most prestigious awards in the world including the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Carnegie Medal and the Sma Leggi tutto
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