Alex MacBuff è orfano, ha dodici anni ed è il proprietario del Castello di Carra, antica dimora scozzese regolarmente provvista di fantasmi. Ma Alex non ha abbastanza denaro per mantenere il castello, che è ormai in rovina. All'improvviso un miliardario americano, Hiram C. Hopgood, si offre di acquistare Carra... a patto che non ci siano più fantasmi. Alex non può rifiutare l'offerta, ma riuscirà a sfrattare gli ingombranti inquilini? Età di lettura: da 8 anni.
- ISBN: 8877827289
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 224
I really enjoy Ibbotson’s ghoulish books. The ghosts were so endearing. Though Helen and Alex were a bit too perfect and grownup, I was surprised by the plot points and enjoyed all the delightful ghostly details.
Another charmer from Eva Ibbotson. This time, a very young Scottish laird must sell his family's castle and the new owner is a Texan millionaire who wants the castle transported to his hometown for his ailing daughter to enjoy. He wants the whole dark Scottish castle atmosphere--except NO GHOSTS; he Leggi tutto
Buku Ms. Ibbotson yang pertama kubaca~ yaa sampe sekarang baru baca 3 sih (^ ^;)> aku ketinggalan... Waktu membaca buku ini, timbul perasaan gembira yang muncul seperti biasanya kalau aku baca buku anak-anak yang bener-2 aku suka (^,,^) Tokoh antagonis yang keji, anak yang memiliki kastil tapi miskin, Leggi tutto
The Haunting of Hiram is another fantastic tale featuring ghosts and other mythical creatures by Eva Ibbotson. Alex MacDuff is the young owner of Castle Carra, which has been in his family for generations. It is old, dusty, damp and covered in lichen and other creepers. It is inhabited by Alex, his
Skotlantilainen Carran linna on kuulunut kuusisataa vuotta McBuffien suvulle. Linnan ylläpitokustannukset ovat kuitenkin nousseet sille tasolle, että viimeisen lairdin , kaksitoistavuotiaan Alexin, on myytävä amerikkalaiselle miljonäärille Hiram C. Hopgoodille. Hopgood haluaa siirtää linnan Teksasiin Leggi tutto
This had some cute bits and is not at all badly written, but it's really the humor of another era. There are so many troubling and offensive things here (e.g., a villain who hides in plain sight by cross-dressing, age-inappropriate romantic elements, racist jokes about Native Americans being named " Leggi tutto
Young Alex, the laird of Carra, is forced to sell his ancient and dilapidated Scottish castle to an American millionaire. Poor Alex is heartbroken to be leaving his ancestral home, but worst of all is the parting with his ghostly friends who haunt the Castle of Carra. When the millionaire tears down Leggi tutto
I read this book as a kid and it hunted me until I finally picked it up again this weekend. While I do appreciate Eva Ibbotsons creativity, I was (once again) totally thrown of by the villain of the story. Just putting a character, who's personal hero is Hitler and who wears swastika jewelry around
Visit here for more review. This is the second book of Ibbotson I read after Dial a Ghost. I still like Ibbotson's work respect with children's literature (fantasy). Meaning I like The Hauntin of Hiram, but I like better Dial a Ghost. Actually both of the books have the same concept; an orphan -boy- Leggi tutto
American millionaire Hiram Hopgood buys the family castle of Alex MacBuff, the impoverished heir of the MacBuffs of Carra, but he doesn't want the castle in Scotland -- he wants to move it to his hometown of Granite Falls, Texas, where his ill daughter, Helen, can enjoy it. However, Mr. Hopgood insi Leggi tutto
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