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Le bombe che caddero su Londra crearono molti fantasmi. Fantasmi senza casa: "Fantasmi che si rodevano il fegato nei cinematografi o nelle fabbriche di bottiglie; guerrieri decollati sperduti nei garage aperti 24 ore su 24 e spose insanguinate che viaggiavano notte e giorno sulla metropolitana". Per fortuna due benefattrici creano l'agenzia Fantasmi da asporto: chiunque de ...more
Paperback, Gl'Istrici #122, 165 pages
Published January 2002 by Salani (first published 1996)
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Beth Bonini
I was reading an interview with Eva Ibbotson in which she explained why she liked to write about ghosts and other gruesome or magical creatures. Because she herself was scared by the idea of the supernatural, she wanted to demystify those fears for children. Thus, in her novels, ghosts may be bad -- but only in the bad or unkind way that humans are. (Rest assured there is no TRUE evil, but just lots of greed and selfishness.)

The idea behind this novel is that there is an agency which employs gh
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Qt
Very fun and delightful, full of humor and good-natured ghostly goings-on! Parts are a bit ghoulish but everything is handled so cheerfully that I wasn't grossed out :-) I loved how everything seemed to be so neatly tied together, with no loose ends. A charming book! I'd probably go with 4 1/2 stars, just because there were no characters that *really* stuck out for me--but I don't think that was a fault of the book, just that I didn't find a new favorite character here. However, I may have found ...more
D.M. Dutcher
The Wilkinson family is your average family living in London during World War 2. A dentist and his wife happily in love with each other, a slightly dotty grandma, a young teen lamenting the girl who turned him down, and a nervous aunt named Trixie. Oh, and their pet budgie.

Then the bombs fall, and now they are ghosts. And that was that.

Cue their lives trying to find a new home to haunt, and their adoption of another animal-loving ghost child named Adopta. Introduce Dial-a-Ghost, a charity run b
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Kathryn
I am so very much in love with this book! It's about an agency that arranges "adoptions" for ghosts. On posted days ghosts can come and apply for a family to live with, and on coordinating days humans can come and apply to adopt a ghost or ghost family. This story follows two ghost families in particular. The Wilkinsons were killed during the London Blitz and consist of a mother, father, son, grandmother, and little girl. They're your typical downhome family. The other family are known as The Sh ...more
Maggie Mallory
This was a little bit childish, but, other than that, it was amazing! I loved it! It is such a touching and sweet story! Very descriptive, and really humorous dialogue and writing throughout! I would recommend this to anyone!
Treasure
Apr 30, 2008 Treasure rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Treasure by: Nancy Pew
Shelves: children-s-books
What a cute, silly, scary story! Perfect for elementary to middle schoolers, particularly boys and anyone who enjoys the darker, snider side of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Dexter/Persy
It's hardly a work of art, but it has a certain charm and sense of fun. It's hard to tell if the ghosts are thought-out or not, but either way they're fairly consistent and the story is purely for fun, not really for philosophy or deep thought.

Also, the end of the Shriekers is a little... convenient. But other than that, I actually really like the ending. It's very fitting for the story.

So while most of the book is all fun and ghostly adventures, I must say that the Shriekers are pretty darn ter
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Deb
I'm one of those adults who believe that one is never too old to pick up a children's book and enjoy a good story, an imaginative tale or an old favorite. Dial-A-Ghost was cute, witty and entertaining. There was just enough grossness to keep a young person interested without giving them nightmares. I came away wishing I had the delightful ghost family, the Wilkinsons, hanging out in my home.

"If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairytales and I like them best of all." -- Audrey Hepburn
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Fadhilatul
Dilihat dari judulnya novel ini jelas-jelas bercerita tentang hantu. Namun bukan sembarang cerita hantu, yang satu ini dijamin tidak akan membuat kita ketakutam ketika kita ingin ke kamar mandi atau berada di tempat yang gelap dan sepi. Novel ini akan membuat kita melihat sisi humor para hantu. Selain kocak, ada juga bumbu drama yang membuat pembaca menumpahkan sisi simpatinya.

Dua wanita setengah baya, atas dasar simpati dan keprihatinan yang mereka rasakan terhadap hantu-hantu tunawisma, mereka
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Eden
Oliver Smith is an orphan who lives at a home in London. Oliver is happy at the Home. He has lots of friends and the staff is nice and caring.
However, he is not too happy to learn that he is now the owner of Helton Hall. Oliver would much rather live at the Home than at Helton Hall.
Oliver's cousins Frieda and Fulton Snodde-Brittle are asked to take care of him while Oliver's guardian is away. Oliver is not happy with his new home. He's left alone most of the time, but he figures his cousins ar
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Jackie
Oliver, an orphan living at The Lexington Children's Home, is not your typical waif. He LOVES living with Matron and all the children at the Home. Even though funds are limited, there is plenty of love and fun. But, when Oliver learns he has inherited Helton House (he is a long lost relative of the crusty old Snodde-Brittles), he is devastated. He longs to stay with the children.

His evil, yet sickenly sweet on the outside, cousins, Fulton and Frieda Snodde-Brittle, arrive to take Oliver to his
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Charity (CJ)
As you might have guessed from the title, this wasn't a life-changing read. But it was a fun read-aloud. I thought it was a little gruesome (perhaps overly so) in some parts, but that might just have been because I always read it while eating lunch. The kids loved it, though, so I've chosen to see the gruesomeness as Roald-Dahl-esque, which it is. It's funny, though because this is just the kind of book I would have loved at my daughter's age (8 years). A year older, and I was reading vampire st ...more
Namratha
Frieda and Fulton Snodde-Brittle are bursting with joy. Finally the rather gloomy but majestic Helton Hall seems to be theirs. But before they can savour their inheritance, they have to deal with the sole surviving Snodde-Brittle, a small orphan called Oliver Smith who lives in a children’s home in London.

Oliver, an asthamatic and frail child is not exactly keen at the prospect of leaving his orphanage friends and taking up residence at the sinister Helton Hall. And Fulton and Frieda sense the p
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Erin Reilly-Sanders
For various reasons, I was drawn to this quick and delightful read about a orphaned boy-heir to an estate and a family of ghosts who are, of course, brought together over the course of the book. Mostly I was into a harmless fun read without too much "fluff." Packed with typical plot devices such as the greedy uncle and aunt who wish to steel the estate, feeling that they are the "rightful" heirs, this book still maintains a good deal of innovation as it describes a system of ghosts and two goodl ...more
Dharia Scarab

My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.

http://spreadthewordnevada.org/

Myself, I go ou
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Kaethe
The Possum didn't want to give up her reading time, but she didn't want to read anything else, and she knew we were going to the library today, so...a re-read.

The PandaBat was a tad put out because she was making a plot guess and we would neither confirm nor deny. Well, we told her, it's been a while, and we can't remember what happens.

Which was true, because I'd forgotten about the knicker shop. Ha!
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This is a cute book!

Oliver has inherited Heloton Hall. He is an orphan and has been living in a wonderful orphanage. He has several friends and a loving caretaker. He doesn't want to move, he does't want to become the owner of an estate.

Here the evil, greedy relatives come in, Fulton and Frieda Snodde-Brittle. They figure that they can get rid of Oliver by going to the Dial-a-Ghost agency and having evil ghosts move in. Oliver has asthma and they think a good scare will do him in.

Someone at the
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Kendyl
I fell in love with Eva Ibbotson's books over the summer and this one, though written for kids, will make anyone laugh. You'll feel sorry for pretty much every character in here, but you start to love them and, well, I loved this book!
Indah Threez Lestari
Sendirian di rumah besar dan perlu teman, tak peduli berwujud atau tidak? Hubungi Dial-A-Ghost! Baru dibaca setelah dicuekin setahun, ternyata seru!

Ada Shriekers, sepasang hantu yang gemar meneror anak-anak, ada Keluarga Wilkinson yang sebelumnya cukup lama menghuni toko pakaian dalam, dan ada Ghostbuster eh yah mirip-mirip itulah yang konon punya EEB (Ectoplasm Eating Bacterium) guna membasmi hantu...

Spoiler:
Tokoh jahat di buku ini belakangan mati dan jadi hantu juga, lantas ditempatkan di to
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Rabiah Riaz
I'm gonna have my kids read all the Eva Ibbotson books, especially this one. They have it all.

Innocent read, nicely written, wonderful story full with funny ghosts and people
Love it
Judy
A reliably entertaining author with a lot of heart. Doesn't wow me with her literary genius but certainly impresses with her prodigious inventiveness and well considered plots.
~♡Nujaba Husni♡~
I absolutely loved this book. i read this book when i was seven but never finished. now i am almost thirteen and i finished it. it was really funny and exciting!
adored it! : )
Janhvi
The Wilkinson family become ghosts after they die in an air raid in World War II, apart from Trixie - Mrs Wilkinson's sister. Initially, they haunt their home, Resthaven, and they adopt another young ghost, a girl they name Adopta, who has no memory of her past. When the arrival of new owners forces them to leave, they travel to London and reluctantly begin haunting an underwear store, and apply to the Dial-a-Ghost agency for a new home. The Dial-a-Ghost agency finds the perfect home for the Wil ...more
A.m. Layet
The Wilkinson family are very normal. Mr Wilkinson is a dentist. Mrs Wilkinson likes to keep her house spotless. And Eric is a boy scout with spots. The Wilkinson family are also ghosts, looking for a good home, and you would not beleive how tricky that can be. So they go to an agency, and get sent to a home where the human inhabitants are much scarier than the Wilkinsons. This book was masterful. The characters were vivid, the plot inventive, and the descriptions apt. There was only one problem ...more
Deb Rudnick
We enjoyed this book so much! Wonderful characters, great plot, wicked fun. Ibbotson is so much fun!
Gerda
A fun kids book to read. It's not meant to be a scary book, not even for kids. It is more kind of a sweet story, in spite of two horrible ghosts that also play part in it. There is this agency, that you can contact, if you want some ghosts around for some reason or another. And ghosts who are in need of housing can also contact this agency. The destinations of a kind ghost family and two horrible ghosts get mixed up, which is all for the best, since the kind family end up with a little boy, left ...more
Shilo
Dial-A-Ghost was a fast paces leisurely read. Not a very complex plot line and easily predictable but as far as it being a book I would have enjoyed as a child, it hit the mark. The story follows two seperate ghost families who are searching for places to make their permanent residence when they come across a ghost adoption agency. Also another main character is a orphan boy named Oliver who inherits a frightening mansion/castle. Oliver and the ghosts meet and the story unfolds, simply, from the ...more
Jenny
I started reading this to "screen" it for my 6-year-old who picked it off the shelf at the library. Turned out to be wildly inappropriate for her - lots of gory descriptions of ghosts' appearance and probably a dozen off-handedly casual references to "strangling kids" - but I enjoyed the dry tongue-in-cheek style of the book so much that I finished it myself.

You know, now that I read my review it sounds like a horrible book, but it actually was really clever and witty. Not violent, but brought
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MyPatronusIsABookworm
rather short but her books are alway's interesting
Cheryl
The 'yuck factor' was actually quite high in this. I've not read the Lemony Snicket books, but I get the sense that the children here are even more abused. Still, it was fun adventure, with some provocative ideas, and, of course, a happy ending.

A little bit of implausibility brings it down a half-star for me, and another half-star is lost because, just a few hours after finishing it, I have to thumb through it carefully to remember it well enough to write this review.
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Eva Ibbotson (born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner, 1925, Vienna, Austria) was a British novelist specializing in romance and children's fantasy. Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1925. When Hitler came into power, Ibbotson's family moved to England. She attended Bedford College, graduating in 1945; Cambridge University from 1946-47; and the University of Durham, from which she graduat ...more
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