Feel the fear of the Deep One - a dungeon so deep and dark that the prisoners have been known to go mad overnight. Tremble with terror as the ghostly games on All Hallows Eve become too real for comfort... From the mysterious boy in the wood to the deadly white killer, these stories will keep you on the edge of your seat - or glancing uneasily over your shoulder. Thirteen spooky stories that are sure to chill your blood, from bestselling author Pamela Oldfield.
"Great Spook Stories.....for kids"
Steve, Debbie, Howie, and Bet decide to go and cheer up an old lady who's in hospital. Their visit is a great success, but on their way out they discover they've been entertaining the wrong old lady! When a Bird Show is held in their village, the gang borrow a parrot and enter it in the 'Most Talkative Bird' competition, with hilarious results.
The Gumby Gang - that's Steve, Debbie and Howie - are back again and in tow are the two non-members, four-year-old Bet and Buster the dog. At one of their regular meetings it is decided they should go camping. After everything that could go wrong, does go wrong, they end up wishing that they'd gone to the First Aid demonstration instead! And then at another meeting on the old houseboat, Gumby II, they lose their mooring and start to drift down the river...
The famous Gumby Gang are back – and they’re in great form! Full of new ideas and good intentions, Steve, Debbie, Howie and Bet (and of course Buster the dog) are out to find fun and adventure as well as do good deeds and raise some money to buy Buster a new lead. But nothing ever goes the way they’ve planned. For instance their good deed for Mrs Jones ends up with a wild chase after six runaway chickens!
We first meet Melanie Brown when she decides to go to school, in Melanie Brown Goes to School. In Melanie Brown Climbs a Tree, she is nearly six and determined to get her own way. She gets stuck up a tree, has her school photograph taken, smuggles Woolly Bear into the zoo and has her eyes tested. By the time she reaches six, in Melanie Brown and the Jar of Sweets, she is as headstrong as ever. Three stories about a feisty little girl, from best-selling author Pamela Oldfield.
Everyone knows that gangs have terrific fun! So Steve, Debbie and Howie decide to start their own. They invent a password to keep it really special and secret, but the only person who can remember it is Debbie’s four-year-old sister Bet. And who ever heard of a gang with a baby sister? Buster, the next member to join, has four legs, a long tail and a cold wet nose! Nothing daunted, the Gumby Gang set out on a series of hilarious adventures that always seem to go a bit wrong.
The Willerbys' lazy holiday turns out to be anything but that when Jem disappears and Mr and Mrs Willerby are kidnapped by two bogus policemen. Things get even worse when Philip, Jane and Claire find themselves at the centre of an armed bank robbery. Could it be connected with the disappearance of their parents and Jem? The three of them are determined to track down the kidnappers. But there is real danger ahead... An exciting story featuring the Willerby family from bestselling author Pamela Oldfield.
Steve, Debbie, Howie and Bet, alias the Gumby Gang, have a real talent for getting into trouble. When they set off to spend a week with Steve's Gran in Winchingsea, their problems begin almost as soon as they board the train. They end up in the wrong carriage, and only a lucky accident prevents them from ending up miles away down the coast! On their first day in Winchingsea, the gang head for the beach, but thanks to Buster the dog's crazy antics, they soon have to beat a hasty retreat.