When 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)
Great 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!