That's nonsense. Ghosts can't kill people. They just can't do it!
When eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft is sent away to boarding school in Salisbury, he's sure he'll never have to face anyone worse than his mom's new boyfriend, whom he dubs 'The Beard'. But he never could have anticipated the spirits he'll soon encounter.
With the help of a new friend, Ella, Jon learns it's not entirely by chance that he's wound up in Salisbury. Together, they'll have to summon the ghost of the late Knight Longspee as they work to uncover the secrets of a centuries old murder. But in a town haunted by ghosts set on revenge, can Jon and Ella truly trust Longspee to protect them?
About the Author
Cornelia Funke is an internationally best selling, multiple-award-winning author, best known for writing Reckless and the Inkworld trilogy. Deeming her "a unique talent," Time magazine included Cornelia on its "Time 100," an annual list of the most influential people in the world. Cornelia currently lives with her family in Los Angeles, California, in a house full of books.
"Historic details about the real Hartgill, Longspee and Stourton are deftly woven into a ripping good story. It's told with self-effacing humor from the perspective of an awkward boy who emerges as honorable and brave as the ghost knight and the contemporary girl he befriends. Black-and-white illustrations add to the Tudor atmosphere and drama. Sword-swinging ghosts will haunt readers of this droll, harrowing and historically grounded ghost story."-- "Kirkus"
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 25th September 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1