A third Little Wolf novel told through letters. Little Wolf and friends are opening their new school where the lessons are Hunting for Gold by day and Haunting and Spooking by night.
Uncle Bigbad, `him wot died of the jumping beanbangs' and now a big bad ghost, is the star attraction of Haunted Hall School. The problem is that he will only turn up a) if it suits him and b) if there are enough baked beans in the cooking pot. Little Wolf and chums know that the ninth rule of Badness is NEVER trust a big bad wolf and our chums find out that you should NEVER, EVER trust a big bad DEAD wolf! Our cheeky little hero and his friends have to travel far and wide to find a brute beast brave enough to stand up to Uncle Bigbad, if their school is to survive. Enter Normus Bear, the latest recruit to the Little Wolf books who biffs and cuffs his way though this hilarious novel.
`Hugely entertaining, emphasising the fun of shared reading, it guarantees parental enjoyment while 7-9 year olds will find all the encouragement they need to become confident readers and writers. Drawings by Tony Ross are as engaging as Little Wolf himself.' The Bookseller
Ian Whybrow is best known for his original humour and he always writes with adult readers as well as young ones in mind. He has a brilliant ear for voices and takes pride in the fact that his work readsaloud very well. He lives in Harrow-on-the-Hill and teaches at the John Lyon School. He has a house in Herefordshire where he does the bulk of his writing, during the school holidays. His wife Ann is also a teacher and they have two daughters, one of whom is Lucy Whybrow, the actress.