Six Haunted Hairdos

Author:   Gregory Maguire
Publisher:   O'Brien Press Ltd
ISBN:  

9780862785420


Pages:   160
Publication Date:   30 September 1997
Recommended Age:   From 10
Format:   Paperback
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If you've read Seven Spiders Spinning you'll have met the class divided in two -- the boys versus the girls -- except for Pearl Hotchkiss, who maintains an independent position. Forever trying to outwit each other, the two gangs become embroiled in another crazy adventure, and unwittingly bring to life the ancient ghost of the locality -- as well as some modern made-up ghosts who appear in stunning but slightly over-the-top hairstyles! A madcap adventure full of fun and wit.

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Author:   Gregory Maguire
Publisher:   O'Brien Press Ltd
Imprint:   O'Brien Press Ltd
Weight:   0.105kg
ISBN:  

9780862785420


ISBN 10:   0862785421
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   30 September 1997
Recommended Age:   From 10
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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'This is a brilliant book. I would give it 10/10' -- Young reviewer - Books Ireland * Books Ireland *


Having survived an influx of giant, poisonous Siberian snow spiders (Seven Spiders Spinning, 1994), the rival boys and girls of Miss Earth's class in Hamlet, Vermont, face another set of prehistoric critters: a herd of ghost mammoths hunting through the centuries for a misplaced youngling. In the wake of a classroom argument about the existence of ghosts, the Tattletales (girls) gleefully don fright masks and beehive wigs ( 'There is nothing quite so terrifying as hairstyles that have gone out of fashion' ) and send the Copycats (boys) fleeing down spooky Hardscrabble Hill in panic, where there are actual ghosts - indistinct mounds that appear at the first sign of peanuts and wander about with a mournful air. With the help of the new boy, Salim Bannerjee, a newly deceased pet mouse named Jeremiah Bullfrog, plus lots of chocolate donuts from the local bakery-cum-auto repair shop, the Copycats divine the source of the mammoths' unhappiness; they ease it with a handy baby elephant ghost that has followed Salim all the way from the Bombay Zoo. Then, using many cans of hair spray, they give the obliging pachyderms new hairstyles to turn the tables on the Tattletales. Maguire's wit sometimes slips its leash, but the climax is sidesplitting and the gender rivalry thoroughly skewered, although the heartwarming ectoplasmic adoption scene prompts a Thanksgiving Day truce between the factions. (Kirkus Reviews)


'This is a brilliant book. I would give it 10/10' -- Young reviewer - Books Ireland Books Ireland


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Author Website:   http://gregorymaguire.com/

Author of the international sensation, Wicked, Gregory Maguire was born and raised in the United States. He has also lived in Dublin and London. He is a writer of fantasies, science fiction, picture books and historical novels, and he also composes music, is an artist, and loves to travel. He is a founder member of Children's Literature New England.

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