Shadow Puppet and Other Ghost Stories by Jane Clarke
  

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Shadow Puppet and Other Ghost Stories by Jane Clarke

Shadow Puppet and other stories is a collection of tales in the ghost story genre. A special sort of cat helps a family get over the loss of a loved one, a boy's personality gets taken over by his shadow, the smell of roses has an extraordinary effect on two girls from different times...

About the Author

Jane Clarke

Jane Clarke is the talented author of over 80 books for young children, including the award-wining picture books Gilbert the Great, Knight Time and Stuck in the Mud.

Jane Clarke on Jane Clarke:

I live in Kent with my two Labradors, Bramble and Amber. The dogs love to swim in the sea, so I burn a lot of perfumed candles to stop our house from smelling of damp dog.

Thanks to my Mum and Dad, I had a very happy childhood in the English Midlands. Dad attached a trapeze to the branch of a tree in our garden, and my friends and I spent a lot of time hanging upside down pretending to be acrobats. There were always pets – mice, hamster, and guinea pigs, cats and dogs. For a long time, I thought my dog was my brother. My bedroom was stuffed full of fossils and shells.

My ideas come from my family and pets, my friends and their families, and from school. I often lose all track of time when I’m writing. Amber and Bramble have learned to bring me their leads, to remind me to take them out for a walk.

Most of my stories and poems are funny, because I love to laugh, but sometimes I write about sad things. The saddest thing in my life is my husband’s death. Martin was a lovely man, a great husband and Dad. Andy and Rob are now at university and Martin lives on in them, in our hearts, and in our happy memories.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
80 pages

Author

Jane Clarke
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Author's Website

www.jane-clarke.co.uk/

Publisher

A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

1st May 2008

ISBN

9780713688849


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