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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

For ages 6-8
4.01 based on 1505 ratings & 260 reviews on Goodreads.com

2015 Short-listed

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

2014 Winner

Costa Children's Book Award

2013 Short-listed

National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year Award

Synopsis

Chris Riddell's Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse is the beautifully illustrated winner of the Costa Children's Book Award.

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, the three children 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!

In the media

Fans of Chris Riddell's Ottoline books will love this quirky story. With its purple-edged pages and silver-foiled endpapers, this beautifully-designed book is a real treasure.
Booktrust
...the most covetable book of the year. It is simply the most outstandingly beautiful piece of book design and production....This book is a triumph from an author and illustrator at the height of his powers...
ReadingZone
This solo venture is a cracking combination of rollicking mystery adventure and ghost story, beautifully illustrated and written with an outright humour aimed at children and a sly, literary wit aimed at parents reading aloud.
Daily Mail