Mountwood School for Ghosts
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The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week Full Review
A supremely funny, gripping caperThe Independent
...Glorious romp with all the brio and comic invention that obviously runs in the Ibbotson genes.
A triumph.Sally Morris
Daily Mail Full Review
Echoes of [Eva's] magical adventure classicsThe Bookseller
A funny, atmospheric and well-told novelYsenda Maxtone Graham
Country Life Magazine Full Review
Marks the start of an exciting new storytelling talent in the children’s books world.The Bookseller
The story of injustice and ghostly fears is cleverly plotted and smoothly written.The Scotsman
Unabashed fantasy remains the best choice in 2014, with Toby Ibbotson’s hilarious Mountwood School for Ghosts and Kate Saunders’s heart-rending Five Children on the Western Front the outstanding choices for eight to 12Amanda Craig
The New Statesman
This is Tony Ibbotson’s debut novel. A book that Eva Ibbotson herself would have been proud to claim.Carousel
The wit of the writing…helps to gain and sustain readers’ attention…there is a lot to admire in Mountwood School for Ghosts.School Librarian
Toby Ibbotson has – hooray! – inherited [Eva Ibbotson’s] warmth, wit and liberal perspective.
The Times Online
The prose and style of writing make it feel timeless, and the eclectic mix of ghosts is both amusing and clever. I thoroughly enjoyed my little trip to Mountwood, and I wouldn't be surprised if this marks the start of a successful writing career for Toby Ibbotson.Wondrous Reads
When I learnt that Eva Ibbotson’s son, Toby, was writing children’s books, I did a massive star-jump.Moontrug
The wit of the writing…helps to gain and sustain readers’ attention…there is a lot to admire in Mountwood School for Ghosts.Bookbabblers
He [Toby] has certainly managed to capture much of her gentle-sharp humour and keen eye for the ridiculous.
It is compelling and funny, and it shouldn’t be missed.
The Book Bag
…a story full of the vigour, fun, warmth and easy storytelling that are the hallmarks of her [Eva] writing.
Like Dahl, the author understands the value of making your audience laugh. A more than worthy addition to the cannon and one to be welcomed by fans, young and old.
Books for Keeps
A sparkling comedy, right up there with Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost.The New Statesman
A funny, warming and imaginative story that comes across as a mix of Malory Towers and Harry Potter!The Book People
Classic comedy horror from an extraordinarily talented family of writers. Absolutely terrific.Books Monthly
This debut has confidence, panto characters to love and hate and a wonderfully peculiar sense of humour. It shares his mother’s irreverence, wit and quiet intellectualism. It’s refreshingly free of the language of
dumb down, yet the story feels utterly contemporary.