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About The Chocolate Factory Ghost

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 and 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!

Written by me with illustrations by Claire Powell.

Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books | 5th April 2018 | ISBN 978-1408887066


Also to be published in German, Danish, Turkish and Dutch.
Audiobook version coming soon.
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Reviews

Addictive as a chocolate orange. I read it pretty much in one go… definitely worth getting your hands on, and a lovely one to share with children.

This is the best treasure hunt ever!! If you like mysteries and adventure, you won’t be able to put this book down – I couldn’t!…This book is amazing!!!

The Chocolate Factory Ghost is a clever, amusing, sweet-smelling confection of a story. There are honey stoned twists, turns and magical things that go bump in the night (and day!)

…This is simply a treat for young readers: inventive and funny, mysteries and puzzles galore and fabulous illustrations from Powell.

It’s a full-on fantasy escapade that will have you fizzing with delight. The more you read, the more you will be hit by the feel-good factor.

Imagination, a good story, and wonderful inventive descriptive English – what more could you want?

…this is a thoroughly satisfying and entertaining story, a delicious mix of adventure, comedy and magic.

The Chocolate Factory Ghost is such a good-hearted story… But it’s also deceptively clever.

The Chocolate Factory Ghost sets the scene well for what will hopefully be a long running series of Dundoodle Mysteries, as my boys are hooked.

David and Claire weave a web of magic…