Released on 09 October 2014.

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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

4.01 based on 1603 ratings & 270 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!

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Literary Review
This is one fantastically packaged novel and it was the most entertaining and whimsical story I have read in a long time
beyondbooks.ca
This is an extravagantly well produced book... Great detail in both pictures and words work in unison so that it is all sheer delight in the long tradition of entertaining codswallop. Codswallop of the highest order and a compulsive read for many youngsters.
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