Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Chris Riddell

Ages 5-9
4.02 based on 2290 ratings & 366 reviews on

2014 Winner

Costa Children's Book Award

2015 Nominee

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

2013 Nominee

National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year Award

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12 September 2013
224 pages

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...


I'm sure this will become a cherished book and will be opened more than once.

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