Ways to See a Ghost by Emily Diamond

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Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014, 9-11 category

From the award-winning author of Flood Child comes a supernatural thriller where ghosts, monsters and UFO hunters collide. Isis is the daughter of a fake psychic. But, unlike her mum, Isis really can see ghosts. With everyone, both alive and dead in danger only she can protect but will her powers be strong enough??


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Ways to See a Ghost by Emily Diamond

The ghost put his hands together in prayer or pleading, his fingernails withered and cracked. When a terrifying creature escapes from the dark places that even spirits fear to go, Isis who is able to see ghosts realises that it puts everyone she cares about, living or dead, in grave danger.


Leeds Book Awards 2014

The Battles of Ben Kingdom by Andrew Beasley

Ways to See a Ghost by Emily Diamand

The Child's Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston

11-14 Shortlist

After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross

The Poison Boy by Fletcher Moss

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher

Hostage Three by Nick Lake

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

The Quietness by Alison Rattle

About the Author

Emily Diamand studied Environmental Science at university and went on to work on organic farms and then for Friends of the Earth. Her debut novel, Flood Child, (first published as Reever's Ransom) won the inaugural Times/Chicken House award for Children's Fiction in 2009, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase award in the same year and was awarded by the American Library Association, Best Young Adult Fiction in 2011. Flood Child has sold almost 100,000 copies worldwide and has been licensed for translation in 18 languages.

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400 pages
Interest Age: From 13


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Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st July 2013




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