The Ghost Prison by Joseph Delaney
  

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A spine-tingling ghost story which will scare even the bravest readers! Billy’s job is to guard the prison cells at night. But his prisoners are all a very special kind of creature. They are ghosts! Billy is warned to stay away from the Witch Well. Who can be imprisoned there and can Billy really stay away? An exciting story brought vividly to life through its powerful illustrations.

Synopsis

The Ghost Prison by Joseph Delaney

'This is the entrance to the Witch Well and behind that door you'd face your worst nightmare. Don't ever go through there.' Night falls, the portcullis rises in the moonlight, and young Billy starts his first night as a prison guard. But this is no ordinary prison. There are haunted cells that can't be used, whispers and cries in the night ...and the dreaded Witch Well. Billy is warned to stay away from the prisoner down in the Witch Well. But who could it be? What prisoner could be so frightening? Billy is about to find out ...

An unforgettable ghost story from the creator of the Wardstone Chronicles (Spook's Apprentice) series. With The Seventh Son film out this autumn - starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore , everyone will be talking about Joseph Delaney.

Illustrated throughout by the incredible Scott M Fischer, this beautifully produced book will make the perfect Halloween gift.


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Steeped in superstition ... Will satisfy the most hardened fan of horror. -- Amanda Craig

Spine-tingling ... will scare even the bravest readers! Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading Well written and scary

A perfect Halloween read for young readers The Chronicle (Dudley) Spine tingling story with many jumpy moments - not for the faint hearted! Primary Times

About the Author

Joseph Delaney

Joseph Delaney is a retired English teacher living in Lancashire. He has three children and seven grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events. His home is in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church.

Most of the places in the Spook's books are based on real places in Lancashire. And the inspiration behind the stories often comes from local ghost stories and legends.

The Spook's Apprentice, The Spook's Curse and The Spook's Secret have all been shortlisted for the Lancashire children's Book for the Year Award. The Spook's Apprentice is the winner of both the Sefton Book Award and the Hampshire Book Award.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
112 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Joseph Delaney
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Author's Website

www.spooksworld.co.uk/TheAu...

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

05/09/2013

ISBN

9781849397773

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