#1 in series

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Book 1 in the series

4.02 based on 1377 ratings & 237 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 04.05.2017
ISBN: 9781447201748
Number of pages: 224

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

...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
Quirky, clever and (as ever) marvellously detailed to the eye, Goth Girl is a beautiful object, and full of good jokes - a combination that's hard to beat
The Independent
It's more than strong enough to compete with the likes of Tom Gates, Wimpy Kid and Walliams that dominate the sales over Christmas. A first class read from a first class author and illustrator
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