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The Haunting of Granite Falls

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: 203
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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. Eva Ibbotson Kevin Hawkes

      Eva Ibbotson born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner 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 graduated with a diploma in education in 1965 Ibbotson had intended to be a physiologist, but was put off by the amount of animal testing that she would have to do Instead, she married and raised a family, returning to school to become a teacher in the 1960s Ibbotson was widowed with three sons and a daughter.Ibottson began writing with the television drama Linda Came Today , in 1965 Ten years later, she published her first novel, The Great Ghost Rescue Ibbotson has written numerous books including The Secret of Platform 13, Journey to the River Sea, Which Witch , Island of the Aunts, and Dial a Ghost She won the Nestl Smarties Book Prize for Journey to the River Sea, and has been a runner up for many of major awards for British children s literature.Her books are imaginative and humorous, and most of them feature magical creatures and places, despite the fact that she disliked thinking about the supernatural, and created the characters because she wanted to decrease her readers fear of such things.Some of the books, particularly Journey to the River Sea, also reflect Ibbotson s love of nature Ibbotson wrote this book in honor of her husband who had died just before she wrote it , a former naturalist The book had been in her head for years before she actually wrote it.Ibbotson said she dislikes financial greed and a lust for power and often creates antagonists in her books who have these characteristics Some have been struck by the similarity of Platform 9 3 4 in J.K Rowling s Harry Potter books to Ibbotson s The Secret of Platform 13, which came out three years before the first Harry Potter book.Her love of Austria is evident in works such as The Star Of Kazan and A Song For Summer These books, set primarily in the Austrian countryside, display the author s love for nature and all things natural.

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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 villa [...]


    2. Skotlantilainen Carran linna on kuulunut kuusisataa vuotta McBuffien suvulle. Linnan ylläpitokustannukset ovat kuitenkin nousseet sille tasolle, että viimeisen lairdin, kaksitoistavuotiaan Alexin, on myytävä amerikkalaiselle miljonäärille Hiram C. Hopgoodille. Hopgood haluaa siirtää linnan Teksasiin, jotta voisi ilahduttaa sairaalloista tytärtään Helenia. Hän ei kuitenkaan halua, että mikään järkyttäisi tytön mielenrauhaa, ja niinpä kaupan ehtona on se, ettei linnassa saa olla [...]


    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 [...]


    4. Visit here for more 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 [...]


    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 [...]


    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 an [...]


    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 an [...]


    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 [...]


    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 o [...]


    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 bein [...]


    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 [...]


    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 sensitivi [...]


    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- menjadik [...]


    19. (Probably more 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. Y [...]


    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 Dinsmore), 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 plotl [...]


    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 more 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 Lair [...]


    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 b [...]


    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, wh [...]


    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 [...]


    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 Spökena från Carra. Det var en gullig barnbok om spöken. Men det är just det. Det är en lättsam barnbok om en pojke som tvingas sälja sitt slott och vad ska nu alla husspöken ta vägen? Den var gullig but that’s it. Jag älskar Ibbotson och tyckte att boken skulle passa bra efter två missfires. Den var lättsam, 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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