"The book still has considerable appeal...because of the deliciously consistent macabre humor and the entertaining ensemble of ghosts." (School Library Journal)
As a bloodcurlingly fearsome ghost, Humphrey the Horrible is a failure. He's not horrible at all. Instead of being ghastly and skeletal, he's pink and fluffy, like a summer cloud. He longs to be like his brother, who's a Screaming Skull, or his father, who has stumps for legs and a sword through his chest...or even his cousins who are like vampire bats. Poor Humphrey, though, can't scare anyone.
But when the ghosts are in danger, it's clever Humphrey who comes up with a rescue plan.
©2008 Eva Ibbotson (P)2008 Macmillan Digital Audio