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Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2013.
Bestselling author/illustrator Chris Riddell creates a fantastical world in which Ada Goth, daughter of the strange Lord Goth of Ghastly-Gorm Hall, is growing up. Ada’s mother is dead and her father is very, very strange! Surrounded by a motley crew of servants and many ghosts, Ada’s life is lonely until she meets Ishmael, a ghostly mouse. Soon Ada and Ishmael are off on some very special adventures! Magic and invention pour forth in this splendidly entertaining story which is also packed full of jokes. Chris Riddell’s illustrations bring everything he imagines to life.
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!
'If there was an award for the most beautiful book of the year it would surely go to Chris Riddell’s GOTH GIRL AND THE GHOST OF A MOUSE...A gorgeous tome, with endpapers decorated with black and silver skulls, it’s the comic tale of a spirited little girl called Ada Goth.' Daily Express
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||12th September 2013|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Categories:||General fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
Chris Riddell was our Author and Illustrator of the Month in December 2010. Click here to find out more. Chris Riddell is an accomplished artist and political cartoonist for the Observer. He is well known for his collaborations with the author Paul Stewart on books such as Muddle Earth, and has also illustrated several picture books for younger children. He has won many awards for his work, including the Nestlé Gold Award and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals. Chris lives in Brighton.More About Chris Riddell