Haunted by Susan Cooper, Joseph Delaney, Berlie Doherty, Jamila Gavin
  

Haunted

Written by Susan Cooper, Joseph Delaney, Berlie Doherty, Jamila Gavin

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Eleven brand new and brilliantly spooky ghost stories from the chilling pens of some top children’s writers. Whether it is cold hands dragging you down, a ghostly face in the mirror trying to pull you in too or the spirit of a drowned boy needing a peaceful end all of these will leave readers just a little bit more wary of the world than when they began the collection. Contributors include Carnegie Medal winners Mal Peet and Philip Reeve along with many other favourite writers.

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Haunted by Susan Cooper, Joseph Delaney, Berlie Doherty, Jamila Gavin

In this title, Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doherty, Robin Jarvis and Sam Llewellyn have come together to bring you ten ghost stories: from a ghost walk around York; to a drowned boy, who's determined to find someone to play with; to a lost child trapped in a mirror, ready to pull you in; to devilish creatures, waiting with bated breath for their next young victim; and, to an ancient woodland reawakened. Some will make you scream, some will make you shiver, but all will haunt you gently long after you've put the book down.

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Short stories are the perfect vehicle for a chilling slice of horror. An excellent balance of traditional and modern and a perfect pocket-money purchase for winter evenings. Daily Mail Brilliantly spooky ghost stories from the chilling pens of some top children's writers. These will leave readers just a little bit more wary of the world than when they began the collection. -- Julia Eccleshare LoveReading4Kids, Book of the Month Plenty to haunt the mind. Carousel Readers who enjoy short stories are few and far between, but this just might be a book to change a few minds. The stories are, without exception, wonderful told and definitely - haunting! Armadillo Magazine Anyone who has guests round for Halloween and is searching for a good tale to read aloud, needs to look no further than Haunted. CORK EVENING ECHO

About the Author

Susan Cooper (Author) Susan Cooper is a world-renowned author of children's books. Born and brought up in England, she worked as a journalist before moving to America, where she now lives. Her classic The Dark Is Rising sequence has won the Newbery Medal and was twice shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her Boggart titles have won the Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award and been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Smarties Prize. King of Shadows was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. As well as writing novels, Susan Cooper has written for the theatre and for television. Her website is at www.thelostland.com and her Facebook is at www.facebook.com/SusanCooperFanPage.Joseph Delaney (Author) Joseph Delaney used to be an English teacher, before becoming the best-selling author of the Spook's series, which has been published in 24 countries. The first book, The Spook's Apprentice, was turned into a major motion picture in 2015.Berlie Doherty (Author) Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.Jamila Gavin (Author) Jamila's first book, The Magic Orange Tree, was published in 1979 and she has since been writing steadily, producing critically acclaimed novels and collections of short stories. She has been shortlisted for many of the major children's book awards, including the Smarties Award and the Guardian Award. Coram Boy won the Children's Whitbread Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, before being adapted for the stage. The Wheel of Surya, part one of the Surya trilogy, was runner up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and the other two titles were also shortlisted.Matt Haig (Author) Matt Haig's first novel for young readers, Shadow Forest, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Gold Smarties Award. He is also the author of various adult novels, including the bestsellers The Last Family in England, The Radleys and The Humans. Reviewers have called his writing 'totally engrossing', 'touching, quirky and macabre' and 'so surprising and strange that it vaults into a realm all of its own'. His books have been translated into 25 languages. He lives in York.Eleanor Updale (Author) Eleanor Updale has been writing books since the turn of the century. Before that she worked in radio and television: mainly on news programmes including The World at One and Newsnight. Eleanor's 'Montmorency' series has won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, and Johnny Swanson was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards and won the Fantastic Book Award. You can find out more at www.eleanorupdale.com

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Format

Paperback
336 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Susan Cooper, Joseph Delaney, Berlie Doherty, Jamila Gavin
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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2011

ISBN

9781849393218

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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