Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: School of Meanies

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Frightfully Friendly Ghosties, described as "exciting, charming and ridiculous," by The Guardian, is a hilarious book for young readers about the adventures of a funny, charming, and terribly polite group of ghosts who just want to get along with their housemates. The cast of classic characters, brilliant one-liners, and clever plotting will delight children and parents alike.

King's "spicy wit" ensures School of Meanies is "full of wibbly wobbly sketchers that will make younger children crow with pleasure," according to the Literary Review.

"Ghost School is stupid and rubbish, and, um, I'm not going to Ghost School ever again!" Bumping--the ghosties' only way to interact with the physical world--is Humphrey Bump's favorite thing. 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?

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AUTHOR
Daren King is the author of numerous popular children's books, including Mouse Noses on Toast, which won the Nestle Children's Gold Prize, and Peter the Penguin Pioneer, which was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award. He lives in London.

ILLUSTRATOR
David Roberts is a prolific children's book illustrator. He has worked with many authors--including Philip Ardagh, Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson, and Chris Priestly--and is the creator of the Dirtie Bertie series. Roberts lives in London.

Review:

"Exciting, charming, and ridiculous."―The Guardian, on Frightfully Friendly Ghosties

"Fans of the Dunderheads books will recognize a similarly dark brand of comedy in Roberts's b&w art, whose delicate ink lines and lightly macabre subject matter make it feel like a humorous cousin to the work of Edward Gorey."―Publishers Weekly, on Frightfully Friendly Ghosties

"Playful dialogue, gentle suspense, childlike characters, appealing black-and-white spot and full-page illustrations as well as an array of comic misunderstandings and themes of loyalty and friendship blend together nicely here in a chapter book that young readers will doubtlessly enjoy.... Kids will be happy to spend time in this particular haunted house."―Kirkus Reviews, on Frightfully Friendly Ghosties

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