Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell
  

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Written by Chris Riddell
Part of the Goth Girl Series

7+ readers   9+ readers   

RRP £10.99

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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best Story - October 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning author/ illustrator Chris Riddell has created a hilarious sequel to the much-loved Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and this time it has a topical theme. Ada lives in Ghastly-Gorm Hall, a place where magic rules and nothing is quite what it seems. The Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party is coming soon and the high spot will be the Ghastly-Gorm Bake Off. Celebrity chefs with some very remarkable magic tricks will be competing. But, when a group of vampires swoop down for some tasty action of their own, it looks as if all the plans will be scuppered. Luckily, Ada Goth is a very remarkable girl…Chris Riddell’s bake-off creations are sensationally realised in his wonderful illustrations. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell

Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to, but amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!

The hotly anticipated follow up to the 2013 Costa Children’s Book Award winner, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death is the perfect sweet treat; a flavoursome tale suffused with warmth and humour, and Chris’s iconic illustrations are the icing on the cake.

Reviews

It's no surprise to see a sequel to the wonderful Goth Girl, a Christmas hardback bestseller and the Costa Children's Book of the Year. Expect more deliciously dark adventure and beautiful production values. -- Children's Special 2014-2015 The Bookseller

A welcome return to the Ghastly Gorm Hall and the irresitable Ada Goth. The Bookseller

Praise for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse....

‘I can't imagine a better book to dispel the January blues’ Guardian

“Pun-lovers will relish Chris Riddell’s beautifully drawn spoof of classic novels” Sunday Times

‘…a cracking combination of rollicking mystery adventure and ghost story, beautifully illustrated and written with an outright humour aimed at children and a sly, literary wit aimed at parents reading aloud’ Daily Mail

‘Quirky, clever and (as ever) marvellously detailed to the eye, Goth Girl is a beautiful object, and full of good jokes – a combination that’s hard to beat’ Independent on Sunday

‘A rollicking read and beautifully illustrated’ Evening Standard

“delicious” Literary Review

“warm, witty and beautifully illustrated” Lancashire Evening Post

“an absolute delight” Brighton Argus

“…the most covetable book of the year...This book is a triumph from an author and illustrator at the height of his powers…” Joy Court, ReadingZone

About the Author

Chris Riddell

Children's Laureate 2015-2017

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors Chris Riddell was our Author and Illustrator of the Month in December 2010. Click here to find out more.

Chris Riddell is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth and Scavenger series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family. Read more about Chris Riddell here.

Author photo © Tom Pilston Booktrust

Chris Riddell on John Tenniel : "Before I knew a thing about him, John Tenniel was a hero of mine, or rather, I should say, his white rabbit was. As a child I copied Tenniel’s illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland obsessively, particularly his drawing of the White Rabbit in waistcoat and frock coat, umbrella tucked under one arm and a pocket watch in paw, a look of suppressed panic in his eye. I loved analysing the shading, intricate lines of cross-hatching, the folds of the sleeve, the tilt of the head, that wide-eyed rabbit stare. Tenniel was one of the reasons I became an illustrator."

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Format

Hardback
224 pages

Author

Chris Riddell
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

25th September 2014

ISBN

9780230759824

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