Archie McBudge was planning a sweet summer at Honeystone Hall. Picnics by the loch, watching the honeydragons flying around the hillsides, chasing ghosts through the shadowy castle hallways, and of course, testing out all the new sweets from the McBudge Confectionery Factory. But now the Wyrdie Tree, source of all the magic in the town of Dundoodle, is dying, and the guardian must save it before Dundoodle’s magic is gone for good.
And who’s the guardian, you ask? That’s right, Archie McBudge. With enemies on every side, puzzles to solve and secrets to uncover – not to mention a very scary dentist to avoid – Archie’s summer’s looking less like a strawberry marshmallow dream and more like a super-sour sherbet lemon with exploding bits that make your mouth go numb for a week!
This book is suitable for readers between 7 and 9 years of age.
The follow-up to David O’Connell’s The Chocolate Factory Ghost is a must read for anyone who loves ghosts, monsters, toffee, marshmallows, and wants to explore more of the weird and wonderful town of Dundoodle.
David O’Connell is a writer and illustrator from South London. He works mostly in children’s books (particularly humorous picture books and young fiction), writing for other illustrators or illustrating for other writers! He likes stories about magic and monsters, especially if they’re silly monsters, and loves making comics too.
Claire Powell is an illustrator and designer based in London. She has worked with a number of major TV and film brands including Nickelodeon, CBBC and DreamWorks. Her short animation, The Scapegoat, won best short at the British Animation Film Festival in 2015.