Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse!
Goth Girl! – Do you want a book that has a girl as the heroine? Then look no further than Ada Goth! We are delighted to have found a book that has a girl as the main figure who does not need rescuing. An ideal book for girls and boys who enjoy slightly scary and ghostly tales, with lots of humour and yet slightly melancholy as well.
Imagine how excited we were when the latest book by Chris Riddell, the Children’s Laureate, was delivered to our door for a review! Ideal for either a rainy weekend wrapped under a blanket or under a sunshade somewhere on a sunny beach.
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What is the Book About?
Ada Goth has no friends to explore Ghastly-Gorm Hall. She lives there with Lord Goth, her father, lots of servants and a decent amount of ghosts too.
BUT, one night she meets Ishmael, a ghostly mouse and with her new found friend, she begins to explore and finds more than she expected.
Ada finds more than just clues, she also finds just what friendship, trust and love means to her, her family and the residents, both living and non-living, of Ghastly-Gorm Hall.
Who is Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse Aimed at?
This book is aimed at children aged 7- 11 years. The book has some unique black and white illustrations dotted throughout it as well as some very funny footnotes. The illustrations are rather amusing and gothic looking so they should not detract older children from the story.
What Did We Think of the Story?
We loved this book, full of rich humour and a brilliant way to introduce children to slightly darker storylines. Kids will love the odd names, quirky humour and the plots twists and turns. An awesome book for kids who like tales that involve ghosts, mysteries and odd sounding creatures as well!
Any adults reading this to their youngsters will enjoy the puns and the characters, such as William’s habit of matching his surroundings! Another book which makes reading it out loud to the kids a pleasure rather than a chore.
Where Can I Buy This Book?
Published by Macmillian Children’s Books, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse can be found in most good bookshops. We loved it so much that we are going to buy ours from here.
Even our goth cat loved Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse!