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The Araminta Spook Series

Meet Araminta Spook!

aramintaspookbannerAraminta Spook isn’t like most girls her age. She lives in a huge haunted house with her Uncle Drac and Aunt Tabitha, and her greatest ambition is to meet a ghost. Join Araminta and her ghostly friends on their spooky adventures.

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Araminta Spook #1: My Haunted House

araminta1Araminta Spook is just like any girl. She likes bats, ghosts, werewolves and vampires. One of Araminta’s greatest ambitions is to see a ghost, and living in Spook House with her aunt and uncle there is a fair chance she will. Then her Aunt Tabitha drops a bombshell: they are moving. The boiler is a MENACE, plus there are a few other issues relating to dust and spiders. Tabitha is not going to take this lying down and devises an array of Cunning Plans. She is determined to stay, and perhaps there is still a chance her greatest ambition will come true too . . .

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Araminta Spook #2: The Sword in the Grotto

Araminta Spook lives in a haunted house, but the ghosts are her friends. araminta2And her favourite ghost is Sir Horace and she wants to buy him something special for his birthday. But what do you buy someone with no hobbies, or body, for their 500th birthday? Araminta comes up with an idea for the Best Present Ever . . . but it lands her in very deep water. Will she have time to organise a party, or even see Horace or her family ever again?!

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Araminta Spook #3: Frognapped

araminta3When something’s amiss in the Spook household, there’s usually only one suspect – Araminta. But she know she had nothing to do with the disappearance of Barry Wizzard’s frogs, and is determined to find them (and the true culprit). The Case of the Missing Frogs is opened. But it’s not going to be easy as crazy Old Morris, a dangerous shark and a demanding – if somewhat unexpected – audience are all in the way of the truth!

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Araminta Spook #4: Vampire Brat

Araminta thinks there might be a werewolf hiding in the deep, secret araminta4passages of Spook House. To make matters worse, Uncle Drac’s creepy nephew, Max, has arrived and is now Wanda’s New Best Friend. Araminta finds him (and the situation) very annoying. BUT! She comes up with a Cunning Plan to reveal what she believes to be true – that there is more to Max than meets the eye – and also figure out what to do about that werewolf. But even the best laid plans don’t always work out quite as you’d hoped . . .

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Araminta Spook #5: Ghostsitters

araminta5It’s Araminta’s birthday and her Aunt Tabby has won a Transylvanian holiday, which means all the adults are leaving and Araminta is going to spend her birthday alone! Until Mathilda, Araminta’s ‘grown-up’ cousin, arrives to babysit, along with two rowdy teenage ghosts. At first, Araminta and Wanda are in heaven – staying up late, playing loud music and ordering takeaways! But they soon find themselves cleaning up after everyone else. Being home alone isn’t turning out as they’d hoped. Araminta and Wanda need to come up with A Plan. Maybe then Araminta can start to have a proper birthday . . .

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Araminta Spook #6: Gargoyle Hall

When Araminta throws cold water over her best friend, Wanda, to disperse araminta6a crowd of panicked bats, it’s decided Araminta has been ‘helpful’ one too many times, and she is packed off to boarding school. On arrival, Araminta is surprised to discover that Gargoyle Hall makes her home, Spook House, seems positively cosy. Strange moans and clanks echo down the corridors and the two head girls are equally creepy. Most of the other pupils have been scared away, but Araminta senses that something – or someone – is behind the menace. With the help of best friend Wanda and Uncle Drac’s prize bat, she is going to do something about it!

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Araminta Spook #7: Skeleton Island

araminta7When Araminta and her best friend Wanda go on a school trip to Skeleton Island, they don’t expect to get stranded there overnight. And they certainly don’t expect the island to be haunted by ghostly skeletons of pirates! It certainly makes for a spooky sleepover. Luckily these ghoulish pirates just want someone to help them find their lost treasure, then they’ll happily set sail on their ghost ship once more. But someone else wants the treasure for themselves – can Araminta find what is lurking in the depths before it’s too late?

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The first four books are also available as audiobooks, read by Katherine Kellgren:

My Haunted House & The Sword in the Grotto

Frognapped & Vampire Brat.

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Araminta Spook #7: Skeleton Island

imageWhen Araminta and her best friend Wanda go on a school trip to Skeleton Island, they don’t expect to get stranded there overnight. And they certainly don’t expect the island to be haunted by ghostly skeletons of pirates! It certainly makes for a spooky sleepover. Luckily these ghoulish pirates just want someone to help them find their lost treasure, then they’ll happily set sail on their ghost ship once more.

But someone else wants the treasure for themselves – can Araminta find what is lurking in the depths before it’s too late?

On sale: 4 June 2015 (U.K.)

See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/skeleton-island-9781408862322

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Araminta Spook #6: GARGOYLE HALL

araminta6When Araminta throws cold water over her best friend’s mum to disperse a crowd of panicked bats, it’s decided Araminta has been ‘helpful’ one too many times, and she is packed off to boarding school. On arrival, Araminta is surprised to discover that Gargoyle Hall makes her home, Spook House, seems positively cosy. Strange moans and clanks echo down the corridors and the two head girls are equally creepy. Most of the other pupils have been scared away, but Araminta senses that something – or someone – is behind the menace.

With the help of best friend Wanda and Uncle Drac’s prize bat, she is going to do something about it!

To be released: June 2014 (UK)

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The New ‘Araminta Spook’ Covers (UK Only)

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You can find more details about them (release date, pricing, page count) on the Bloomsbury site.

International readers will be able to buy these new editions (including the new adventure, GARGOYLE HALL) on online retailers such as Amazon.co.uk or BookDepository.co.uk.

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Araminta Spook: My Haunted House (New Cover)

All the books in the Araminta Spook series (plus the new one, Gargoyle Hall) are going to be rejacketed for new launch early next year!

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Araminta Spook News!

araminta-spookGreat news – Bloomsbury in the UK are going to re-issue Araminta Spook at the beginning of next year and publish a new one too, so we will have six Araminta books out in the UK. Number six is called GARGOYLE HALL and I have just finished writing it. It was lovely to be back with Araminta, Wanda and the gang once again. What, you may wonder, is Gargoyle Hall? Well … it is the big, spooky house where Gargoyle Academy for Girls can be found. Yes, Araminta is being sent to boarding school! And she is not happy about it. Neither is Wanda.
The books will have lovely new jackets by John Kelly who really gets Araminta and Wanda. He will be illustrating Gargoyle Hall too. Fantastic!
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Bloomsbury’s interview with Angie

A few weeks ago, Bloomsbury has posted on YouTube an interview with Angie Sage, the author of Septimus Heap and Araminta Spookie series.
In this interview, Angie talks about her recently published book, THE MAGYKAL PAPERS; the difference of writing a book that it’s not a novel; the fact that a lot of material was cut from THE MAGYKAL PAPERS (that means a second MP?! :D); her favourite characters from the books; Mark Zug’s illustrations; the Septimus Heap movie; Araminta Spookie and… SYREN.

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