The Haunting of Hiram

Eva Ibbotson

Illustrated by Alex T. Smith
6-9 years
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10 September 2015
192 pages

With a beautiful cover illustration by Alex T. Smith, creator of the Claude series, The Haunting of Hiram is a wonderfully spooky young fiction title from the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson.

'I will buy your castle,' declared Hiram C. Hopgood. 'But only if there are no ghosts!'

Alex MacBuff can't afford to keep his beloved Castle Carra, and an American millionaire has made him an offer he can't refuse. The castle is shipped all the way to Texas, but its ghostly inhabitants, including Krok the Viking warrior and a hell-hound called Cyril, follow their home across the Atlantic. How can Alex stop them haunting Hiram and also save the millionaire's daughter from an evil ransom plot?

Funny, gripping, charming and completely irresistible.

Amanda Craig

Eva Ibbotson weaves a magic like no other.

Michael Morpurgo