by Eva Ibbotson
Reviewed October 10, 2001.
Dutton Children’s Books. 2001. Available at Sembach Library
This one’s light-hearted and fun. A poor orphan boy is sent to
live with fiendish relatives. When they arrange with a Dial-a-Ghost
agency to have ghosts come and live in the old house, hoping to scare him
to death, the agency accidentally sends a sweet family of ghosts, killed
when a bomb fell on their house in World War II. Okay, maybe that
doesn’t sound light-hearted, but, trust me, it is. First, we follow
the kind Wilkinson ghosts in their efforts to find a suitable home.
We learn about the kind ladies who start the agency to help ghosts looking
for a home. When the Wilkinsons come to live with the little boy and
become his dear friends, we cheer them on. This is a fun story.
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