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5.0 out of 5 stars A scarily good read.
Cornelia Funke is one of my favourite international children's authors...EVER! I have yet to read a book by this author that I haven't loved and Ghost Knight will sat happily on my book shelf next to the author's other books which I have loved.
This book is an excellent ghost story written for the 9 to 12 age bracket, set in the stunning surroundings of Salisbury;...
Published 21 months ago by Serendipity Reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good transition book
To start with the practical aspects, the book is just over 300 pages, but the text is quite large. The chapters average at around 10 pages, and there are line drawings at various places throughout. There is some threat from the ghosts, but it's not particularly scary or gory. I would expect this to be a good transition book, for those moving from illustrated children's...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gift, 5 Feb 2013
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For a twelve year old great-grand-daughter at boarding school. Feel she will have enjoyed it but no comment as yet..
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable tale, 17 Jan 2013
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Ghost Knight is a great read for 9 to 12 year olds, especially those who love spooky goings on! There is a slightly odd juxtaposition between the depiction of ghosts as highly malevolent and determined to cause harm, and the fact that the book feels as though it's aimed at a younger market, having a fairly large font and charming line drawings. Like another reviewer, I think it might have worked better as a darker novel aimed at older readers, however, it's a good enough read to be enjoyed as it is.
The depictions of English history are engrossing, as is the description of Salisbury and the cathedral. Definitely worth reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good Knight, 31 Dec 2012
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Eleven year old John Whitcroft is sent to boarding school in Salisbury to sort out a fraught domestic situation - he and his mother's new boy-friend do not get on - but finds he has walked into something much worse. A group of exceptionally nasty ghosts, led by Lord Stourton are waiting to kill him because he is descended from the Hartgills, two men whom Stourton murdered in the sixteenth century (as indeed he did, and was duly hanged for it).
Jon is supported in his attempts to avoid spectral attack by Ella, another pupil at the school and the ghost of a knight whom he calls from his tomb in the cathedral to help him. Still more help is provided by Ella's grandmother and, more surprisingly, by The Beard, Jon's name for the bearded dentist who has supplanted him as the man of the family.
The ghosts are satisfactorily nasty, but the end, when Jon decides he likes the Beard after all, but wants to stay on at boarding school seems just a little too easy on the adults...
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