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, the three children 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! "This title and its sequels will be snapped up by fans of quirky, atmospheric fantasy." --School Library Journal "Bursting with charm and intrigue. . . . Matching quality writing with pure entertainment, this series starter is a treat." --Booklist starred review
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse