Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Goth Girl

JUVENILE FICTION

224 Pages, 5.5 x 7.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $15.99 (US $15.99)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9780230759800

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Oct 2016)
Macmillan Children's Books

Price: $15.99
 
 

Overview

A deliciously dark, extravagantly produced offering, complete with purple gilt edges and silver foil skulls lining the endpapers, head and tail bands, ribbon marker, and a novelty mini book at the end of each book

Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in 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 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 work together to unravel a dastardly plot!

Reviews

"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." —Reading Zone

"Fans of Chris Riddell's Ottoline books will love this quirky story. With its purple-edged pages and silver-foiled endpapers, this beautifully-designed book is a real treasure." —Booktrust

"This title and its sequels will be snapped up by fans of quirky, atmospheric fantasy." —School Library Journal 

"Matching quality writing with pure entertainment, this series starter is a treat." —Booklist

"This title and its sequels will be snapped up by fans of quirky, atmospheric fantasy." —School Library Journal

"Bursting with charm and intrigue." —Booklist

"beautifully designed Gothic tribute."  —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Chris Riddell is the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate. His books have won a number of major prizes, including two Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. He is the coauthor of the bestselling series The Edge Chronicles, and the author of the Ottoline series.