The Chocolate Factory Ghost

Bloomsbury Publishing
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Archie McBudge knows his lucky underpants must really work, because when he and his mum are summoned to Honeystone Hall in the remote Scottish village of Dundoodle, they find Archie has inherited not only the enormous hall, but the whole of the world-famous McBudge Confectionery Company from Great-Uncle Archibald. That's a new home, a fortune and a lifetime's supply of treats rolled into one!

But all is not well in Dundoodle, and when Archie reads the mysterious letter his great-uncle left him, he finds himself on a quest to save his family's company from ruin. With the help of his new friends Fliss and Billy, Archie has to try to figure out the puzzles of Honeystone before his sweet future melts away like an ice lolly in the sun!

Fans of How to Train Your Dragon and Tilly and the Time Machine will be hungry for this delicious mystery full of weird clues, strange creatures, malevolent relatives and lots and lots of SWEETS!
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About the author

David O'Connell is a writer and illustrator from South London. He works mostly in children's books (particularly humorous picture books and young fiction), writing for other illustrators or illustrating for other writers! He likes stories about magic and monsters, especially if they're silly monsters, and loves making comics too. His favourite sweets are fizzy cola bottles.

Claire Powell is an illustrator and designer based in London. She has worked with a number of major TV and film brands including Nickelodeon, CBBC and DreamWorks. Her short animation, The Scapegoat, won best short at the British Animation Film Festival in 2015.
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
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Published on
Apr 5, 2018
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781408887059
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / General
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