Author(s): Kaye Umansky
A boy takes refuge in a sinister, crumbling castle and gets the shock of a lifetime. An empty suit of armour goes out for a nice walk and gives people a nasty turn. Spooks from the ghost train have a wonderful ride on the dodgem cars when the fairground's closed. A respectable bogey family are upset when an uncouth troll family move in next door. These four hilarious stories are written in jaunty, catchy verse that's just right for beginning readers to tackle on their own. They have already proved their popularity with children who love the scary plots and the comic characters, and are now brought together in one book with delicious new drawings.
Tried and tested already as four individual books - Empty Suit Of Armour, The Bogey Men And The Trolls Next Door, The Night I Was Chased By A Vampire, The Spooks Step Out. Relaunched with brand new illustrations in one volume. Kaye Umansky an extremely popular writer for this age group. Ghosts, trolls, vampires all irresistible subjects. Comic verse always popular and a great way to help children become fluent readers.
"These four hilarious stories are written in a catchy style that's just right for beginner readers to tackle on their own." Rossendale Free Press, 3 Sep 04 "...material for young entertainers to relish with rollicking rhymes abounding". School Librarian, Summer 2005
Kaye Umansky is very well known for her PONGWIFFY stories (Puffin) and other books for this age group. She lives in North London.