Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

4.04 based on 1079 ratings & 191 reviews on Goodreads.com

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 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!

A deliciously dark offering from the award winning author illustrator of Ottoline
The Bookseller’s Buyers Guide
...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
I'm sure this will become a cherished book and will be opened more than once.
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About Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.

Photo © Jo Riddell

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Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Ottoline Goes to School
Ottoline Goes to School
Ottoline at Sea
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Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen
Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Let's Read! The Emperor of Absurdia
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Let's Read! Wendel's Workshop
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Alienography 2: Tips for Tiny Tyrants
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