The Great Goth Girl Bakeoff

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WALLINGFORD BOOKSHOP, WINNER OF THE GREAT GOTH GIRL BAKE OFF



About Goth Girl

Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Lord Goth believes that children should be heard and not seen, so Ada has to wear large clumpy boots so that he can always hear her coming. This makes it hard for her to make friends and, if she's honest, she's rather lonely.

Then one day William and Emily Cabbage come to stay at the house, and together with a ghostly mouse called Ishmael they and Ada begin to unravel a dastardly plot that Maltravers, the mysterious indoor gamekeeper, is hatching. Ada and her friends must work together to foil Maltravers before it's too late!
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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death


 

Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to, but amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!

About Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an accomplished artist and political cartoonist for the Observer. He is well known for his collaborations with the author Paul Stewart on books such as Muddle Earth, and has also illustrated several picture books for younger children. He writes and illustrates Macmillan's awardwinning and captivating Ottoline young fiction series.

He has won many awards for his work, including the Nestlé Gold Award and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals. Chris lives in Brighton.
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Here's what it's like to be Chris Riddell for a day

(with a few imaginary bits added)
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