Childish Spirits
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Childish Spirits

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When Ellie and her family move into Inchwood Manor, Ellie quickly discovers strange things are happening. Who is the mysterious boy at the window? What secrets lie within the abandoned nursery? Who is the woman who haunts Ellie's dreams - and why has she returned to the Manor, after more than a century? Ellie finds herself entangled in a Victorian mystery of ghosts and tunnels and secret documents - and discovers that life all those years ago isn't so different from the world she knows today... Rob Keeley's first novel for children brings out all the ingredients of the classic ghost story within a recognisable modern world setting. Readers of his short story collections for children will find in Childish Spirits the elements which made his past books such a success - strong and contemporary characters, inventive twists on traditional themes, and a winning combination of action, suspense and humour.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 12mm | 182g
  • Matador
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1783064617
  • 9781783064618

Review quote

'Childish Spirits has all the elements of a classic ghost story... but it also has a very modern setting that readers will feel at home with [and] it's a breeze to read. Simply written with an accessible vocabulary but never simplistic, and there are plenty of jokes to balance out the scary parts. Recommended. School librarians: this good-hearted novel would make a great addition to your shelves. I'm already looking forward to book two!' 'Entertaining, suspenseful ghost story for kids.' -- Lovewriting
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About Rob Keeley

Rob Keeley has written for Chain Gang and Newsjack for BBC Radio and has previously published three successful collections of short stories for children. Childish Spirits is his first novel for children and gained him a Distinction for his MA in Creative Writing in 2013. He lives in Wirral, Merseyside.
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Rating details

11 ratings
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2 9% (1)
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