This September we published Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul for School, the first book in a hilarious new series by Barry Hutchison, with echoes of Ghostbusters, Men In Black and Monsters Inc. And earlier this week we had the chance to film Barry give a reading from the book, talk about the inspiration behind the series, and share his favourite (UTTERLY HILARIOUS) Halloween story – find out more below!
Here’s Barry introducing the new series:
Here’s the (very funny, very silly) inspiration behind Spectre Collectors:
Here’s Barry reading the book’s FANTASTIC opening:
And here’s Barry’s best Halloween story (which had me in TEARS of laughter just off-camera):
If you’re new to Spectre Collectors, you can read the opening chapter of Too Ghoul for School below. Funny, exciting, and action-packed, this series is PERFECT for 9+ year olds.
Denzel is having no luck with his maths homework. First, it’s too difficult, then there’s the terrifying phantom that wants to kill him, then two teenagers explode through his window holding guns and throwing magic. They are the Spectre Collectors, and spooky is their specialty.
Realising that Denzel has a special gift, they sweep him off to their headquarters, where Denzel quickly realises that he is terrible at the job. But there’s a serious problem on its way from the Spectral Realm, and Denzel is going to use all of his non-existent skills to save the day…
Here’s a look inside the book:
Next week we’ll be offering some exclusive signed copies of the book to win – keep an eye on the blog for more details!