From Publishers Weekly
A quartet of phantoms Henry, Lucy, George and Edward star in these two adventures, eliciting giggles and goosebumps. In the first, they uncover a series of odd sights and sounds before unveiling their Aunt Gigi in a basement trunk; in the second, the foursome heads to Scotland in search of the elusive monster but only readers spot it. Ages 3-7.
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K-Translated from French, this is the third English-language installment in the series that began with The Ghost's Dinner (Golden, 1994). As is the case with so many sequels, this title doesn't live up to its predecessors. In this scenario, the ghosts are once again socializing in the castle when they hear three ominous knocks at the stroke of midnight. The tremulous friends seek the source of the noise in various locales until finally, in the deepest, darkest depths of the cellar, they open a trunk and find Aunt Gigi, who has come to celebrate her 500th birthday. The fearful ghosts premise of this slight story wears thin. Even young children will tire of this one-joke plot. In addition, the cartoon illustrations, although similar in execution to the earlier books, pale in terms of charm and whimsy. The overall effect of the page layout and design is bland due to an overabundance of white used for framing scenes and providing background for a limited amount of text. The fact that the ghosts here are more consistently white and there is less variety of color in the illustrations also contributes to the difference in the quality of visual interest.Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA
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