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Seven Ghosts

Written by Chris Priestley

Illustrated by Chris Priestley

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Horror / Ghost Stories Short Stories

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Seven ghosts, seven thoroughly creepy ghost stories...

Interest Age 8+ Reading age 8

Chris Priestley is a superb teller of ghost stories and knows just how to bring the uncanny into the ordinary, or turn the homely suddenly horrifying. A tour for talented young writers round a haunted house is the backdrop for this collection of linked stories. Each of the seven ghosts we meet is a child, each of their stories is different and each is guaranteed to send shivers up the spine or have you nervously checking over your shoulder in the dark.  Written for dyslexia-specialists Barrington Stoke, this will enthrall even the most reluctant or struggling reader and concludes with a fantastically chilling twist. It’s the season for ghost stories, and this is required reading for fans of the genre.

Andrea Reece

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Seven Ghosts Synopsis

Jake and the other finalists in a writing competition have been invited to a stately house for a tour like no other. As their guide leads them through grand rooms, hidden nooks and magnificent grounds, they hear the stories of seven ghosts who haunt the halls. But strange shapes and shadows follow Jake as he journeys through the house and with each tale that Jake hears, he begins to feel more uneasy. All is not as it seems and soon Jake will discover that something is very, very wrong ... Old ghosts are stirred-up for Halloween in this spine-tingling, multi-narrative horror.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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ISBN: 9781781128947
Publication date: 15/10/2019
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781128947
Publication date: 15th October 2019
Author: Chris Priestley
Illustrator: Chris Priestley
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 120 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Horror / Ghost Stories, Short Stories
Recommendations: Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley has been a cartoonist and illustrator for many years, working mainly for magazines and newspapers.  He currently has a weekly strip cartoon called 'Payne's Grey' in the New Statesman. Ever since he was a teenager Chris has loved unsettling and creepy stories, with fond memories of buying comics like 'Strange Tales' and 'House of Mystery', watching classic BBC TV adaptations of M R James ghost stories every Christmas and reading assorted weirdness by everyone from Edgar Allen Poe to Ray Bradbury.  He hopes Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror will haunt his readers in the way those ...

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