Book cover for Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Ages 8 to 11



07 September 2017
224 pages
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books


Riddell’s outstanding black and white illustrations have a wonderfully nostalgic feel and bring to life this funny and yet often moving tale. And with the now trademark teeny weeny surprise tucked into the back of the book, some clever literary illusions and the fearless, feisty Ada taking starring role, this is reading heaven for all young Goths
[S]eeded with elegantly illustrated, punning allusions to everything from canonical literature (Jane Ear) to pop heroines (Tailor Extremely Swift). Handsomely turned out as ever, this silver-foiled hardback feels instantly welcoming and accessible
[O]ne of the most beautifully produced books of the year
Chris Riddell is a marvel — his exquisite line drawings are extraordinarily delicate and idiosyncratic. Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony like others involving his heroine Ada Goth, features a series of merciless puns, in this case on the life and works of Lord Byron (Ada’s dad writes about Don Jumpy, an amorous mouse). There’s something here for the knowing adult reader as well as the child. Genius.