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Ghostcloud

Written by Michael Mann

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Ghostcloud Synopsis

Catch the wind. Find your freedom. A riveting, magical adventure set deep underneath a richly reimagined London for 9+ readers.

Kidnapped and forced to shovel coal underneath a half-bombed, blackened power station, 12-year-old Luke's life is miserable. Then, he discovers he can see things others can't. Ghostly things. Specifically, a ghost-girl named Alma. Alma, who can ride clouds through the night sky and bend their shape to her will, befriends Luke. And with Alma's help, Luke discovers he is in fact a rare being - half-human and half-something else ... Then Luke learns the terrible truth of why children are being kidnapped and forced to work in the power station, and he becomes even more desperate to escape. Can Luke find out who he really is ... and find his freedom?

A riveting, magical adventure set deep underneath a richly reimagined London by exciting debut author Michael Mann.

Ghostcloud Press Reviews

'A superbly inventive and magical debut' Piers Torday

'Beautifully written and filled with unforgettable characters ... a diamond of a book' Ross McKenzie

'Utterly original, thrilling, strange and cracking good fun ... every chapter is packed full of wild imagination' Liz Hyder

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ISBN: 9781444959291
Publication date: 12/05/2022
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444959291
Publication date: 12th May 2022
Author: Michael Mann
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month

About Michael Mann

Michael Mann is a primary school teacher by day, and mostly writes when he should be sleeping at night. He was a winner of SCBWI's Undiscovered Voices 2020, and the 2019 London Writer's Award (Spread the Word). He is passionate about diversity in children's literature as a person of British and Indian heritage. Michael was born in London but moved to North Yorkshire when he was ten. He now lives with his partner and daughter in London. He's a fan of board games, reading, cloud spotting and outdoor swimming. He swam from England to France across the English Channel as part of ...

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