Review! Brickabrack Hall by David Eveleigh

brickbrackBrickabrack Hall

Written by David Eveleigh

Illustrated by Cheyenne Quimby

7,130 words – ages 6+

Published by Smashwords on October 31, 2014

Synopsis- Brickabrack Hall. A famous hotel for famous people (of nefarious deeds). The ginormous hotel has only three underpaid employees. One is from Transylvania, one has a hunched back, and one is a creepy butler-ish type. They do all the work there. When a ghost starts haunting one of the rooms one day, the three employees are ordered to catch it. How will they ever catch a ghost? And, with all of the employees out ghost-hunting, who will do the work around the hotel? Certainly not their pompous manager!

What I Thought- This was a good book. The characters’ personalities are realistic. I like how the book doesn’t flat out say that the characters are monsters, but hints at it. That was cool. The story rolls along, with lots of humor and twists. The fact that the characters come up with all these elaborate ghost catching schemes only to have the manager befriend the ghost gave me a good chuckle. The short length of the book (about 4 chapters) makes it a good read for a rainy day or for kids wanting a quick story. There are really cool illustrations at the beginning of every chapter. They really add a lot to the story. Kids will love them, and the humor in them. I recommend this book as a perfect read for younger kids’ Halloweens!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

Categories: Age 6-9

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10 replies

  1. M-m-m-monsters!!?? No. This is not OK.

    Love and licks and *gulp*,

  2. I like this idea! I hope the ghost didn’t preoccupy the reader too much. I’d want to get to know some of those resident monsters and how strangely that hotel was run by only three employees (who are now busy chasing ghosts–so who is running the place?!) 🙂

    • Well, the ghost is the story, and the employees’ fanatics trying to get him. The manager, who is kind of self-serving, has to take up all three basic jobs while the employees are out ghost-hunting, and he learns how hard it is to actually do their work. 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for such a glowing review, Erik 🙂 I also wanted to thank you for posting your reviews on B&N.

  4. This sounds very cool! I think this would have made fun summer reading for my youngest. I would have read along with her!

  5. Sounds like this could be a lot of fun!

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