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The Chocolate Factory Ghost

(The Dundoodle Mysteries #1)

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Archie McBudge knows his lucky underpants must really work because when he and his mum are summoned to Honeystone Hall in the remote Scottish village of Dundoodle, they find Archie has inherited not only the enormous hall, but the whole of the world-famous McBudge Confectionery Company from Great-Uncle Archibald. That's a new home, a fortune and a lifetime's supply of trea ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 5th 2018 by Bloomsbury Publishing
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Mehsi
A chocolate factory (yum!), a quest, a ghost, mean family members, and magic, lots of magic.

This was pretty much a blind buy. I saw this book being promoted on twitter, read a bit on Amazon previews, loved the cover, and just had to have the book. And boy, I am so happy I did, as this was way too much fun to read. It contains all sorts of elements that I love in books. A quest, magic, chocolate, friendship.

Archie finds out that he is now the owner of a factory, and not just a factory, McBudge
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Steffi
"Das Karamell-Komplott" hat mich mit seinem Klappentext rund um die Süßigkeitenfabrik sehr neugierig gemacht und ich war gespannt auf die Geschichte.

Das Buch beginnt mit Archies Ankunft und wie er erfährt, dass er die Süßigkeitsfabrik seines Onkels geerbt hat, aber um die Fabrik vernünftig weiterführen zu können, muss er sich erst als wahrer Erbe beweisen. Ein Abenteuer durch die Fabrik beginnt.

Mich konnte das Buch gut unterhalten und mir hat das Setting sehr gut gefallen. Die Geschichte war spa
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Karschtl
Bei der Ausgangslage der Geschichte könnte man annehmen, dass es so ein bisschen wie bei Roald Dahls "Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik" wird, ein tolles Buch übrigens. Doch Archie McEllen - und somit auch wir Leser - erhält nur einen sehr kurzen Einblick in die Fabrik seiner Familie. Stattdessen muss er sich mit seinen neuen Freunden auf eine Schatzsuche machen, an dessen Ende das Wertvollste für den Erhalt der Süßwarenfabrik steht: die Geheimzutat für McEllens Karamellen.

Am Anfang war die Gesc
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Aarathi Burki
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own-a-copy
I just loved this book , it was very interesting and full of twists and turns with loads of mystery and magic, the best part was it was fast paced with no dragging which made it all the more Interesting, looking forward to other books in the series
Lily
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well, this was another mad caper! When Archie McBudge inherits Honeystone Hall and a famous chocolate factory in the odd and mysterious town of Dundoodle from an uncle he didn't know he had, he's in for a bit of a shock and the beginning of an unexpected adventure. As part of his uncle's instructions, Archie must take on a treasure-hunting, clue-tracking, magical quest while his mum tackles the boring parts of running a business on the brink of failure. Time's running out to find the secret ingr ...more
Alice
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
really fun and very good story, it's for young children but i really liked it and camt wait for the next book x
Jaden(hiatus)⚡
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, brorrwed
*3.5
Chris Callaghan
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Perfect Easter weekend reading. So much mystery. So much intrigue. So much confectionary. Looking forward to the next adventure.
Fatinamudz
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the adventure in this book! The quest and oh, the chocolate and candy makes me craving for it 😍
Bev
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a proof of this book from the author and I’m very grateful that I did. A fun, magical story for middle grade readers that has oodles of sweet treats in it and one of my other favourite things - dragons! I really enjoyed this mystery story and I’m very much looking forward to seeing the finished illustrations by Claire Powell, as the few that I’ve seen are just delightful and complement the tale perfectly.
foxy books
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
INHALT:
Archies Glücksunterhosen funktionieren! Er hat gerade ein Vermögen geerbt, ein altes Herrenhaus und … die berühmteste Süßwarenfabrik der Welt. Doch bevor er sein rechtmäßiges Erbe antreten kann, muss er eine abenteuerliche Schnitzeljagd durch Haus Honigstein meistern. Ob Zuckerspur, Schokodrache oder Süßigkeitenlabyrinth – mit Hilfe seiner neugewonnenen Freunde Feli, Willy und Limo kommt Archie seinem Erbe und einem gut gehüteten Familiengeheimnis auf die Spur. Doch er muss auf der Hut se
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Tracy Curran
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you fancy an exciting, magical read which is also guaranteed to make your mouth water then this is the tale for you. The Chocolate Factory Ghost whisks you off on a sweet-laden, treasure hunt where the ultimate treasure is the story itself.

Archie McBudge is gobsmacked when he finds out he has inherited the whole of the McBudge estate from his Great-Uncle, including his infamous chocolate factory and Honeystone Hall. But trouble lies ahead when Archie discovers the factory is in danger of bein
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Carmen Vicari
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Archie McEllen kann es noch nicht fassen. Eben war er ein ganz normaler kleiner Junge und jetzt ist er der Besitzer einer berühmten Süßwarenfabrik. Doch bevor er sein Erbe so richtig antreten und genießen kann, muss er sich erst einer Schnitzeljagd durch Haus Honigstein stellen und so einem alten Familiengeheimnis auf die Spur kommen.

Zum Glück ist er nicht alleine, denn Feli, Willy und Hund Limo stehen ihm zur Seite und helfen, wo sie nur können. Doch Archie muss auf der Hut sein, denn er ist n
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Honigmond
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zur Buchbeschreibung:
Archies Glücksunterhosen funktionieren! Er hat gerade ein Vermögen geerbt, ein altes Herrenhaus und … die berühmteste Süßwarenfabrik der Welt. Doch bevor er sein rechtmäßiges Erbe antreten kann, muss er eine abenteuerliche Schnitzeljagd durch Haus Honigstein meistern. Ob Zuckerspur, Schokodrache oder Süßigkeitenlabyrinth – mit Hilfe seiner neugewonnenen Freunde Feli, Willy und Limo kommt Archie seinem Erbe und einem gut gehüteten Familiengeheimnis auf die Spur. Doch er muss
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Manuela Prien
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Klappentext:
Archies Glücksunterhosen funktionieren! Er hat gerade ein Vermögen geerbt, ein altes Herrenhaus und … die berühmteste Süßwarenfabrik der Welt. Doch bevor er sein rechtmäßiges Erbe antreten kann, muss er eine abenteuerliche Schnitzeljagd durch Haus Honigstein meistern. Ob Zuckerspur, Schokodrache oder Süßigkeitenlabyrinth – mit Hilfe seiner neugewonnenen Freunde Feli, Willy und Limo kommt Archie seinem Erbe und einem gut gehüteten Familiengeheimnis auf die Spur. Doch er muss auf der H
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Christiane Lempenauer
Ein wunderschönes Abenteuer und eine tolle Traumwelt.

Wenn man auf einmal eine Gluckshose besitzt und daraufhin auf einmal eine Süßigkeitenfabrik erbt, das kann nur zu unvorhersehbaren führen und verspricht lustig zu werden.

So ging es Archie er konnte das Glück kaum fassen aber zuerst musste sie Aufgaben erledigen.

Von Anfang an war man in einer besonderen Phantasie Welt, es war auch toll zu sehen wie aus einem normalen Jungen auf einmal etwas besonderes verändert.

Es war ein spannendes und besonde
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Laura Helen
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The chocolate factory ghost by David O'Connell is a fun mystery that children would love. The book centres around Archie who has just inherited his Great- Uncle's fortune. He the has to go on a quest to prove he is the worthy heir to the Mcbudge brand and sweet factory. However, the secret ingredient for the famous fudge is missing so he also has to search for this as well. Archie meets friends along the way and solves all sorts of riddles to figure out the secret of the Mcbudge brand.

The book i
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Amy (Golden Books Girl)
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Set in the fictional village of Dundoodle in Scotland, this tells the story of Archie as he inherits McBudge`s Fudge Factory and must solve a series of puzzles in order to find a hidden missing ingredient required to make the fudge special. I thought the characters were great, especially Archie though I did also quite like his new friends, and getting to meet some of the McBudge`s Fudge staff. The puzzles were so clever, so much so I can only wish I had been able to solve a few, not to mention t ...more
SHANE ELLIS
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adored this novel. It was so charming and heart-warming.
I have noticed a continuing trend in recent children's novels and that is nods and references to Harry Potter. I often find that annoying (as nearly every children's author is at it these days) but it was done well in this book. I did find the giant stone face in the wall a little uh-ohhh, as it was exactly like the giant stone face in Chamber of Secrets.
Other than that, however, the story is amazing and so refreshing. What child wouldn'
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lethe
Of course the title immediately brings to mind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the Tweety Sweeties introduced on page 19 may have been inspired by the Toot Sweets in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but fortunately the rest of the book felt very original.

The illustrations complemented the story perfectly. I think children will love this humorous mystery.
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Femke
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gelezen-2018
Zo origineel, grappig en leuk. Heerlijk!
Vincent Ripley
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great service to fudge! The book, review will be published near publication. On authority of the confectionary services :) www.mrripleysenchantedbooks.com ...more
Abigail
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this as a re-read and it was even better than the last time can't wait to read the next
Seawood
Review to follow - I received a review copy and will add after the article is published.

(Spoiler: I really liked it and the kids went nuts!)

3/6/18 You can now read our review in the Times Educational Supplement here: https://www.tes.com/news/class-book-r...
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David O’Connell is a writer and illustrator living in London, UK. He works mostly in children’s books, particularly humorous picture books and young fiction.

His first book was Monster & Chips, the first of a series of funny (and revolting) adventures of ‘hooman’ Joe Shoe whilst working at the Monster Diner of friendly monster Fuzzby Bixington.

He then collaborated with the brilliant Sarah McIntyre
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