Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Deliciously dark: sheer Chris Riddell genius. A steampunk heroine to die for. (Love the hair.) This hardback is a work of beauty, with silver foil skulls edging the cover and incredibly ornate drawings on every page. Even cooler than Ada Goth’s fabulous costume of purple feathers and punky boots. Enter the overgrown gardens and spooky corridors of Lord Goth’s forbidding mansion, Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Can Ada Goth – the family heiress – and one undead mouse called Ishmael solve the sinister mystery of a wicked gamekeeper?

  • Winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award
  • Chris Riddell is a former Children’s Laureate
  • Beautiful hardback bursting with ornate artwork

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  • I Read this in 2 days flat it is amazing you have to read on you can’t help it. It is brilliant and unpredictable like all of Chris Riddells books.😺

    1 January 2015

  • i met the author of this book at the sallis benny theater in brighton the que was massive

    15 May 2014

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  • Chris Riddell

    Chris Riddell is an award-winning writer, artist and cartoonist and creator of some our favourite books including Goth Girl. He was recently named the 2015-2017 Children’s Laureate.


    Chris Riddell’s prestigious awards include three Kate Greenaway Medals for Pirate Diary, Gulliver and The Sleeper and the Spindle, the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book,the Nestle Smarties prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Fergus Crane, and the Costa Children’s Book Award for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. He was recently named the Children’s Laureate 2015-2017.

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