Thursday, March 11, 2010
Araminta Spookie: My Haunted House
by Angie Sage
Araminta Spookie is a nice young girl who lives in a wonderful old house. In fact, she loves her home; it's haunted and that's just the way she likes it! She enjoys the haunted suit of armor known as Sir Horace, and she is fond of her Uncle Drac's bats. So, clearly, she has a big problem when Aunt Tabby announces that they are going to be selling the house! How could she do this! Araminta is not about to leave her home, so she hatches a plan to makes sure no one want to buy the house. As Araminta gets more desperate, Aunt Tabby becomes more determined. Araminta finds the help of a new friend, Edmund, the boy ghost, but will it be enough to make sure she doesn't have to move away?
While the topics of ghosts, bats, and haunted suits of armor may seem scary, My Haunted House and the other four books of the Araminta Spookie series are funny, clever, and entertaining. These titles would probably appeal most to kids between 7-10 years old, or for anyone who understands that Spookie topics are fun year round.
Araminta Spookie's Website