Unlike the rest of her family, Pearl Wolfbane is neat and tidy and is delighted to note that everyone else in Primrose Drive - the street into which her unconventional family has just moved - is normal, too. She does her best to keep her room neat and tidy amid the chaos the others are wreaking. When the Wolbanes' neighbours, the Rigid-Smythes, return home to No. 33 a few days later, Dudley Rigid-Smythe is horrified.
Creakie Hall is falling down but there is no money in the bank so Aunt Gardenia Bogey-Mandeville needs to come up with a money making scheme pretty quickly or she and her niece and nephew will be out on the streets. It seems unlikely that opening the Hall as a hotel will be very successful, especially when the first guests through the door are two stuffy, fussy hotel inspectors, but with the 'help' of a pair of ancient ghosts who float down from the attic, all is not lost.
Star Spooks: Hollywood has come to Creakie Hall! But is Chubby Cellophane really a world-famous director or is he a fake? Once again, the family ghosts, Miasma and Marmaduke, come to the rescue with some out-of-this-world special effects. Funky Phantoms:Ghost hunters have arrived at Creakie Hall! Miasma and Marmaduke are sure they're imposters who are up to no good....
The Yangtze in this story is not China's biggest waterway, but a rather magical place on the outskirts of a small town in the backwoods of Quebec, Canada. With a few quick brush strokes, Karen Wallace transports the listener to a time and a place where children enjoyed a freedom that is impossible to imagine today. The plot moves along quickly, its profound observations and simple truths skillfully unveiled through vivid and authentic dialogue.