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Meet Araminta Spookie. She’s not afraid of ghosts, bats, secret passageways, or haunted houses. Learn more about the Araminta Spookie books written by Angie Sage, author of Septimus Heap.

Some lucky readers just like you had the chance to read the Araminta Spookie stories, My Haunted House and The Sword in the Grotto, before the books hit the stores! They were members of the HarperCollins Children’s First Look program.

Here’s what they had to say:

Angie Sage has done it again!  After the wonders of Magyk and Flyte I wondered how the stories of Araminta would stand up.  Well, I should have known better.  Angie Sage has a gift for making her characters jump off the page.  I fell in love with Araminta!  I adore Sir Horace and Edmund.  A definite must for any fans of the Lemony Snicket series and Angie Sage's other books.

—Renee (Edgefield, SC)


Sparkling with originality, the spooky and funny tales of Araminta and company are full of delightful twists and surprises.  Readers of adventure, magic and mystery will gobble these up.

—K (Pine Lake, GA)


It was an excellent book and I couldn't put it down since there was a cliffhanger at the end of each chapter.  I especially like the part when Araminta and Wanda go to find Sir Horace, the Knight, a present for his 500th birthday.

—Erin (Moscow, ID)


This is a winner.  Everybody in the family liked it.

—Anna (Jeffersonville, IN)


This is a funny yet spooky book!  It sounds like the author is right there telling the story of this strange yet understandable family.

—Sandy (Wilmington, NC)

Artwork © Jimmy Pickering

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