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The Haunting of Granite Falls #2020

The Haunting of Granite Falls American millionaire Hiram C Hopgood will stop at nothing to make his daughter Helen happy even if it means buying her an ancient Scottish castle and shipping it back to Texas Assembling the castle

  • Title: The Haunting of Granite Falls
  • Author: Eva Ibbotson Kevin Hawkes
  • ISBN: 9780525471929
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Haunting of Granite Falls By Eva Ibbotson Kevin Hawkes, American millionaire Hiram C Hopgood will stop at nothing to make his daughter, Helen, happy even if it means buying her an ancient Scottish castle and shipping it back to Texas Assembling the castle isn t a problem for the oil tycoon it s the ghosts that worry him Hopgood has made up his mind the ghouls have got to go But these spirits don t spook so easily InsteAmerican millionaire Hiram C Hopgood will stop at nothing to make his daughter, Helen, happy even if it means buying her an ancient Scottish castle and shipping it back to Texas Assembling the castle isn t a problem for the oil tycoon it s the ghosts that worry him Hopgood has made up his mind the ghouls have got to go But these spirits don t spook so easily Instead, they make their way to America, where they meet up with a magical severed hand and three fiendish, cross dressing kidnappers for a Texas sized adventure with a ghostly Scottish flair.

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    1. 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 doesn t think his delicate daughter can handle being frightened But, through an odd happenstance, the ghosts to make their way to Granite Falls, Texas along with some sinister flesh and blood villains wi [...]

    2. Skotlantilainen Carran linna on kuulunut kuusisataa vuotta McBuffien suvulle Linnan yll pitokustannukset ovat kuitenkin nousseet sille tasolle, ett viimeisen lairdin, kaksitoistavuotiaan Alexin, on myyt v amerikkalaiselle miljon rille Hiram C Hopgoodille Hopgood haluaa siirt linnan Teksasiin, jotta voisi ilahduttaa sairaalloista tyt rt n Helenia H n ei kuitenkaan halua, ett mik n j rkytt isi tyt n mielenrauhaa, ja niinp kaupan ehtona on se, ettei linnassa saa olla lainkaan aaveita Niinp Alex jou [...]

    3. 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 the castle and transplants it in Texas where his ailing daughter, Helen, can enjoy it, the ghosts accompany the ancient stones of their home, and uncover an evil plot to kidnap Helen The good ghosts be [...]

    4. Visit here for 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 who owns a castle and doesn t know what he should do to maintain it Then the boy has many invisible friends ghosts to accompany him living in this cruel world It seems I exaggerate everything, huh Ok, let s conti [...]

    5. 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 Big Knee Joint And as I was reading this aloud to my kid, I was definitely not expecting to find myself needing to gloss over one evil character s obsession with Adolf Hitler She is a young kid and had nev [...]

    6. 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 insists that the castle be ghost free, so Alex has to convince his five ghosts to move out When Alex and the ghosts all end up in Granite Falls, the stage is set for a lively, scary tale of kidnapping and supe [...]

    7. I can t remember the last time I encountered such great ghosts in literature They steal every scene with their winning combination of naivety, bloodthirstiness and touching loyalty For a book aimed at younger readers it has some seriously black comedy the first page with its cheerful recount of horrific murders by the inhabitants of Carra castle preps the reader for the tone to expect The plot is slight and very predictable towards the end, but redeemed by unexpected twists along the way and fan [...]

    8. 2.5 stars.This lacked the charm and sense of atmosphere I usually find so prevalent in Ibbotson s MG books The idea of a Scottish castle transported to America, Texas no less, and its ghosts following it there was a cute idea and based off a true story, excepting the ghosts , but I was having trouble mustering up energy to really care It s cute, no doubt, but not among my favorite of Ibbotson s.

    9. My dad read this book for me when I was a kid and I really loved it I read it again as a grown up and still enjoyed it A perfect book for children and their parents and not to scary even though it s about ghost.

    10. It had ghosts It had Scotland It had Sleipnir It had evil kidnappers including Adolfa, in love with Hitler It had a severed hand, who was lovely PG.

    11. I hate to see her waiting and waiting Then you re silly to wish it, said Alex, because, waiting for things is lovely The best part, perhaps.

    12. Overall Review Alex MacBuff has no parents He was raised by a group of ghosts that haunt his family s castle in Scotland When he is twelve, he finds he can t keep his family home because he is broke Enter Mr Hopgood who wants to buy and pay top dollar His only caveat No ghosts His daughter is sick and he s afraid the shock would kill her So, Alex has to ban his ghosts from the castle The ghosts have to move to a relatives house, whose ghosts are far from friendly, so the Carra ghosts run away ba [...]

    13. Alex MacBuff is 12 years old He is also the sole surviving owner of the ancient castle of Carra While Alex does his best in the upkeep of the crumbling castle, he soon realizes that there s never going to be enough money to meet with the ever increasing expenses The only solution is to sell the castle and hope for the best And luckily, an American millionaire Hiram C.Hopgood is willing to buy the castle crumbling turrets, underground passages, blood stained drawbridge et al But he has one condit [...]

    14. Set in Scottland Teenaged Alex is the heir and the laird of Carra, but there is no money for upkeep He sells it, but the buyer, who has a frail teenaged daughter named Helen, has a condition on the sale There can be no ghosts Alex has a talk with the ghosts and they agree to go away The castle is sold and the ghosts go to live at a relative s of Alex s The resident ghosts there don t like the new ones, and make things so bad the Carra ghosts leave They return to Carra, but find it is being remov [...]

    15. I can t seem to get enough of Eva Ibbotson s children s books This one begins in Scotland where Alex MacBuff, the 12 year old Laird of Carra, can t afford to keep his ancient Scottish castle and has to sell He agrees to sell it to Hiram C Hopgood, an American millionare who wants to move it to Texas for his ill daughter, Helen I don t like the thought of that but it s not real P He gives one condition, however, and that s that there are no ghosts in the castle So something has to be done about t [...]

    16. Offbeat, quirky children s ghost story that manages to please despite a bit of heavy handed omniscient narration Basically a story about odd cast offs, both human and ghost, who become a family and try their best to stay together despite the uprooting of their castle from Scotland to Texas Throw in some human villains, a kidnapping, and some nasty, upper crust ghosts, and you have a story with enough twists and turns to charm.

    17. I read this one out loud as a bed time story for my 10 year old this was one book that we both could enjoy It worked well as a read aloud, but a kid who s comfortable reading chapter books solo should be able to handle this one just fine We both found The Haunting of Granite Falls to have just the right combination of funny elements a Viking ghost named Krok Fullbelly is good for all sorts of laughs and dramatic action 12 year old Alex makes a fine hero as well, a nice mix of sensitivity and loy [...]

    18. Para hantu dan anak yatim piatu selalu menjadi kombinasi cerita Eva Ibbotson Oh, ditambah lagi ruang ruang mengerikan dalam kastil, para penjahat, dan seorang sahabat Kali ini lewat sosok Alex yang tegar hati, Helen yang pesimis dan selalu rendah diri, dan para hantu yang baik hati Hihi Suka sekali scene dimana Alex dan para hantu saling menguatkan diri demi kebahagiaan satu sama lain Atau bagaimana Alex selalu memotivasi Helen dengan gaya khas anak laki laki yang cuek namun logis menjadikan Hel [...]

    19. Probably like 2.5 I love Eva Ibbotson, but this is not my favourite of her books She writes ghosts wonderfully There s so much colour in them, and they are so very British They re really fun, and she s not afraid to, like, flat out murder the bad guys which can be very satisfying when you re young, and I think a lot of kids would enjoy this This is a type of book where you need to go in expecting the silliness of it ghosts exist, they live in castle, that castle is gonna be moved You go in expe [...]

    20. As with most of Ibboston s books, it s difficult to explain the appeal of The Haunting of Granite Falls, even to myself The characters are so nice that they really ought to be disgusting like Little Lord Fauntleroy or Elsie Dins , yet they are impossible to dislike Similarly, despite containing some interesting twists, the plotline has a distinct inevitability, a certainty that good will prevail and all that Yet Ibbotson somehow transforms what would usually be an insipid plotline into one that [...]

    21. I gave this book 3 stars because it s not the best book but it s good enough for 3 stars This book was detailed but I thought it could be a little detailed because it talks about how Alex is selling the Laird of Carra to a millionaire, Mr Hopgood But there is one problem he has to get rid of the ghosts that raised him in the Laird of Carra So Alex talked to them to tell them they have to leave The ghosts had a hard time finding a new home especially when Mr Hopgood moved the Laird of Carra to T [...]

    22. I really oscillated a lot on this one between 3 and 4 stars I finally decided, that judged on what it tries to be, it deserves 4 stars What this book tries to be is a light, fun romp that will bring a smile to your face on several occasions That s what it does Don t look here for deep meaning or surprise plotting The characters are fun, not particularly deep Who hasn t ever wanted their own castle full of nice ghosts that are practically part of the family As long as you too are puzzled by anyon [...]

    23. This was one of my favourite books as a kid.It s the absolutely hilarious story of a rich American, who buys a haunted castle He hires people to dissemble it stone for stone and transport it to his home BUT The ghosts have to stay and find a new home.I really love the for a childrens book sometimes a bit dark humor in tis one One of the ghosts tries to drown itself on a regular basis for example, which will never work, as she is already dead of course.So for the readers ages ten and up, who aren [...]

    24. When a rich American buys a castle in Scotland for his daughter and rebuilds it near his home, he is assured there will be no ghosts In other words, the resident ghosts lose their home, and eventually end up in a theater nearby the castle It is a good thing they stay close, too, when a trio of criminals tries to kidnap the daughter After reading Dial a Ghost I picked up this book, and I found that I rather like this author This book is cute, and I will keep an eye out for Eva Ibbotson s other bo [...]

    25. I liked this book because it was very exciting and you really couldn t guess on what was going to happen next What I didn t like about this book was that it was really confusing on all of the different names that all of the characters had I gave this book five stars because at first I really didn t think that I would like it, but when I started reading it I couldn t put it down I would recomend this book to everyone.

    26. Alex MacBuff, 12, laird of Carra, is forced to sell his castle in Scotland He sells to a Texas tycoon who takes it apart and moves it to Texas This fantasy tells of the 5 ghosts who are displaced and their attempts to find a new home, an attempted kidnapping of the tycoon s handicapped daughter, a meeting with a new ghost in Texas and Alex s attempts to figure out how to live without his ghosts Engaging story great for fans of Harry Potter.

    27. Buku Ms Ibbotson yang pertama kubaca yaa sampe sekarang baru baca 3 sih aku ketinggalanWaktu 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, dan, favoritku, hantu hantu yang unik Suka sekali ending nya yang ditutup dengan pernikahan itu ,,

    28. Jag gillade Sp kena fr n Carra Det var en gullig barnbok om sp ken Men det r just det Det r en l ttsam barnbok om en pojke som tvingas s lja sitt slott och vad ska nu alla hussp ken ta v gen Den var gullig but that s it Jag lskar Ibbotson och tyckte att boken skulle passa bra efter tv missfires Den var l ttsam, gullig och rolig.

    29. Another delightful, endearing cast of characters from Ibbotson Although I found some parts a bit dark for younger readers the female villain based on Hitler was especially chilling , it s balanced with laugh out loud humor Finally, the fast paced and high stakes plot will leave you on the edge of your seat providing you don t fall off giggling first.

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