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This is an exciting ghostly adventure by a much-loved, award winning author. Remember Sir Walter Raleigh who laid his cloak in a puddle for Queen Elizabeth I to walk across? Well, Bess meets his ghost and finds out he’s her ancestor! How’s she going to explain him to her family, especially when he breaks her brother’s fishing rod, steals a horse and smokes cigars in her room? Will Sir Walter wreak havoc or save her family’s home?

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.8; Middle years; 6.0 points

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  • 160 pages



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  1. Sparkle9
    on 30 September 2020

    This book was amazing! I recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy and fiction and comedy. It was really funny and I learned a lot about Sir Walter Raleigh.

    5out of 5
  2. micheal11
    on 17 February 2016

    sad but good

    5out of 5
  3. Stella123456
    on 17 June 2014

    Haven’t read it yet but think that is interesting.

    5out of 5
  4. bookaholic202
    on 8 March 2014

    I learnt loads about history from this book. It was really good.

  5. evil-penguin
    on 4 March 2013

    This book is great for people who like learning about things at the same time as reading fictional books because this book is about a girl called Jess who brings her ancestor, Sir Walter Raleigh to her house, resulting in a lot of funny situations!

  6. vhirinda
    on 6 January 2013

    I don’t know how to read a book. I am new.

    5out of 5
  7. dashernasher
    on 7 March 2012

    amazing. A very unusual story but also very funny.loved it.

  8. scholasticbookworm
    on 22 October 2011

    What a great book! A great story with an exciting educational twist! You’ll have the most exciting history lesson ever! A must read! Ps never steal the golden orb

  9. booksrcul
    on 17 September 2011

    BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!! It is funny, intriguing, interesting – all the things a good book needs.

    5out of 5
  10. beauti-111
    on 20 July 2011

    I think its really good you no i am a fan of michael morpurgo he is best !!!iam no.1 fan!!!no doubt but its sorta sad=(i couldnt belive they were cozins!!! i fainted i think she should be a saint aswell!!!

    5out of 5
  11. vale65
    on 18 May 2011

    i thought this book was really good and had a very reflective ending.

  12. kirstyXD
    on 14 August 2010

    This an amazing book. All of Michael Morpurgo’s books are great, but I would definitely say this is the best one of all! I own 35 of his books and I love them all. This is a great book for people who like all kinds of books. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Horror, Romance, Comedy…. It is scary and mysterious, but also exciting and funny.

    5out of 5
  13. CrazyCoo2
    on 11 January 2009

    I absolutely love ALL the Michael Morpurgo books,that’s why I would like this pack and I hope I get it because I haven’t read any of the books here. I have only read The Butterfly Lion and The Firework Makers Daughter, I love that one! So I hope I get it and I hope Michael Morpurgo writes more because I read fast! Thanks CrazyCoo2

    5out of 5