Book Title: Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: School of Meanies

Details: Author: King, Daren

Reading Age: 8 - 9

Publisher: Quercus Children's Books

ISBN-13: 9780857383822

Number of pages: 128

Dimensions: 14.4 x 1 x 17.6 cm

Retail Price: €7.23

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Book Description
'Ghost School is stupid and rubbish, and, um, I'm not going to Ghost School ever again!' Bumping is Humphrey Bump's best thing - even better than cakes and lollipops! But the nasty headmaster at ghost school doesn't agree. He expels Humphrey for - you've got it! - bumping. So the other ghosties - Agatha, Tabitha and Wither -find Humphrey a place at still-alive school. They are also on hand to help him make friends. Wither invisibly writes a spooky poem on the board, Agatha sends children whirling into the clouds, and they all whisp out of Humphrey's satchel during lessons. The still-alive children are so mean they only run away. But they are nothing compared to the still-alive headmaster who is the biggest bully ever. Can Humphrey gather all the ghosties together to fight the bully, save the school and make lots of new friends?


'School of Meanies, mulled with King's customary spicy wit, sees schoolboy ghost Humphrey Bump entering a school of 'still-alives' - and battling against a truly demonic headmaster ... full of wibbly wobbly sketchers that will make younger children crow with pleasure' Literary Review. (Literary Review)

About the Author

Daren King's first adult novel BOXY AN STAR was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and his first children's book MOUSE NOSES ON TOAST won the Nestle Children's Book of the Year Award. He was born in Essex in 1972 and now lives in Dublin."