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Ibbotson, Eva.
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2001.
IL 3-6, RL 5.8
ISBN 0525466932 
There are many homeless ghosts wandering around London.  Miss Pringle and Mrs. Mannering started the Dial-A-Ghost/Adopt-A-Ghost Agency to match ghosts who need homes with people who have a home to share with these unfortunate specters.  The ladies are very successful in their venture until they meet the Wilkinsons and the deBones.  The Wilkinsons, a peaceful family of ghosts, are assigned to quiet Larchford Abbey.  The deBones, a husband and wife team of cruelty and mayhem a.k.a. The Shriekers, are assigned to haunt Helton Hall, a large, grand and rather gloomy house in the north of England.  When the directions to their respective new homes are switched by the agency's color blind office boy, it changes the future of Helton Hall and the new owner, Oliver Smith, a ten year old orphan who has spent most of his life in a children's home in London.  Does Oliver get along with his ghostly companions?  Do the ghosts get along with Oliver?  REad Dial-A.Ghost by Eva Ibbotson to find out.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
SUBJECTS:     Ghosts -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        England -- Fiction.


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