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One of our Books of the Year 2013 Written in a wonderfully eloquent style, this is a ghost story full of scares and psychic phenomena.
Aldo Moon is a foundling with a mysterious past and emerging psychic abilities. Together with his assistants, Lily Morelle, a science-mad practical girl and Nathan, by whom the story is narrated, the trio try to solve the mystery of Gravewood Hall, a deliciously spooky house complete with it's own sinister housekeeper, Mrs Haverhill.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Aldo Moon a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'Aldo Moon is an incredibly exciting book, full of unexpected twists and turns...the language used was so enticing and enthralling that my eyes were glued to the book.'
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Introducing Aldo Moon: abandoned at birth, raised at the Foundlings Hospital in London, then adopted by the well-to-do Carter family at the age of seven. The young psychic detective is always on the outside. Flamboyant, eccentric and a touch wild, Aldo has the ability to pick up 'ripples in the ether', which he uses to investigate intrigue and mystery in Victorian England. He is accompanied on his many adventures by the intrepid Nathan Carter, the story's narrator, and the prim arch-sceptic Lily Morelle. In this, their first case, the trio investigate the mysterious nightly noises at a rotting country house in the dead of winter. With the help of his companions, Aldo gradually uncovers a gripping, sinister secret at Gravewood Hall.
Aldo Moon and the Ghost at Gravewood Hall is a young Sherlock Holmes with a chilling, supernatural twist that will appeal to a new generation.
Hannah Blundell, age 11 Amazing! I really enjoyed reading this book because it is mysterious, mind blowing and ghostly; the author could not have constructed this book any better. Click here to read the full review
Nathan Gray, age 9 I would love to have been Aldo Moon's friend, discovering the fake walls and the ghost's hideouts. Click here to read the full review
Gemma Bees The beginning is slow moving...when the crime becomes apparent it does become a lot more entertaining to read. Click here to read the full review
Charlotte Crisp, age 12 a brilliant story.... This captivating tale keeps you hooked at every moment and wanting to know the answer Click here to read the full review
Rosie Cousins, age 13 This book put my English to the test and taught me new words. This story twists and turns but is cleverly delivered to keep the reader wanting to read more. It is ghostly, amusing and, at times, most surprising. Click here to read the full review
Jasmine Randall, age 11 Aldo Moon is an incredibly exciting book, full of unexpected twists and turns...the language used was so enticing and enthralling that my eyes were glued to the book. Click here to read the full review
Aimee Sweet, age 11 This amazing story is truly the best - it captures and preserves just the right genres and twists. Click here to read the full review
Mary Murphy, age 13 This book is an amazing read. There is so much adventure in it. Every page you turn uncovers a new adventure Click here to read the full review
Kalilah K As clever as I tried to be in deducing possible suspects, I found my opinion constantly wavering thanks to the author's sneaky way of making all the characters believably suspicious! I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for the sequel. Click here to read the full review
Muzna Khan, age 12 This book is about an orphan called Aldo who becomes a psychic detective...He, Nathan and Lily investigate a scary case stirring up in winter at Gravewood Hall. Click here to read the full review
Aldo Moon is a real delight, witty, ghostly and at times deliciously ghastly. Peter James, International best-selling crime thriller novelist
|Publication date:||1st February 2013|
|Publisher:||Book House an imprint of Salariya Book Company Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Historical Fiction|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
Alex Woolf was born in Willesden Green, North-West London in 1964 and studied History and Politics at Essex University. He has travelled in America and Europe and worked variously as an accountant, a warehouse assistant, a print buyer, a door-to-door salesman and a dish washer in a roach-infested restaurant in Florida. Since 1995, he has been editing books for young people, and in 2001, he began to write. He has penned more than 40 books on a surprisingly wide range of topics, including the fantastic new fiction title, Aldo Moon and the Ghost of Gravewood Hall.More About Alex Woolf
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