The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
When Madlyn and her younger brother Rollo arrive at crumbling Clawstone Castle, they can see that emergency action is needed before Clawstone falls down completely. With the help of a team of homeless, scary ghosts - including a one-eyed skeleton and Brenda the Bloodstained Bride - they hatch a spooky plan to get the money rolling in. But with a sinister scientist on the loose, money might not be enough to save the mysterious beasts of Clawstone Castle . . .
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Sparky and humorous . . . Ibbotson is dexterous with pace and suspense, accessible, always amusing and a treat to read aloud . . . this book is both joyously light-hearted and profoundly good-natured.
A fast-paced adventure story.Financial Times
An irresistible adventure ...The Times
A clever blend of magic and humour, The Beasts of Clawstone Castle is an enthralling story, elegantly written.
Here’s a story that bubbles with humour . . . immensely entertaining and beautifully crafted, the story offers suspense, a satisfying conclusion, superb characterization and, above all, good-natured humour.
This comic adventure has all the right ingredients for a great read – witty characters, hilarious pace and lots of action.
The book has all of Ibbotson’s gentle wisdom and is a tribute to her inventiveness as well as her lucid prose and lightness of touch.
What a treat ...Daily Mirror