The Girl and the Ghosts

The true story of a haunted little girl and the foster carer who rescued her from the past

Author: Angela Hart

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509839054

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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‘So, is it a girl or a boy, and how old?’ Jonathan asked as soon as we were alone in the shop. My husband knew from the animated look on my face, and the way I was itching to talk to him, that our social worker had been asking us to look after another child. I filled Jonathan in as quickly as I could and he gave a thin, sad smile. ‘Bruises?’ he said. ‘And a moody temperament? Poor little girl. Of course we can manage a few days.’ I gave Jonathan a kiss on the cheek. ‘I knew you’d say that. It’s exactly what I thought.’ We were well aware that the few days could run into weeks or even longer, but we didn’t need to discuss this. We’d looked after dozens of children who had arrived like Maria, emotionally or physically damaged, or both. We’d do whatever it took to make her feel loved and cared for while she was in our home. Seven-year-old Maria holds lots of secrets. Why won’t she tell how she got the bruises on her body? Why does she run and hide? And why does she so want to please her sinister stepfather? It takes years for devoted foster carer Angela Hart to uncover the truth as she helps Maria leave the ghosts of her past behind.
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The Girl and the Ghosts Free Sampler

The true story of a haunted little girl and the foster carer who rescued her from the past

Author: Angela Hart

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509865977

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 9847

The Girl and the Ghosts can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 1 of 3. Author Angela Hart is an experienced foster carer; The Girl and the Ghosts is the moving true story of her experience fostering one little girl with a heavy burden to carry. Seven-year-old Maria holds lots of secrets. Why won’t she tell how she got the bruises on her body? Why does she run and hide? And why does she so want to please her sinister stepfather? It takes years for devoted foster carer Angela Hart to uncover the truth as she helps Maria leave the ghosts of her past behind.
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The Ghost, the Girl, and the Gold

Author: Scott William Carter

Publisher: Flying Raven Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5417

The dead do not dream. A week before Christmas, John and Laura Ray storm into Myron's office, desperate to find their missing daughter. Money? They don't have any. Clues? They have few. Plagued by mounting bills and a skull-crushing migraine, Portland's only ghost detective wants nothing more than to show them the door. But defying his conscience always proves tougher to Myron Vale than saying no, and he soon finds himself embroiled in one of the strangest cases of his career. The more he learns about this unique little girl and all of her extraordinary abilities, the more he feels a kinship to her. Who took Olivia Ray? And why? The answers propel him toward a tantalizing solution to all of his problems — and a violent clash with a powerful personality, one who can cause irreparable harm to not just Myron, but everyone he loves.
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The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare

Author: Rachael Treasure

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 0143566644

Category: Country life

Page: 236

View: 9300

A dairy farmer's daughter searches for love in a city pub; a grieving widow heals her heart and her community; a cheated wife finds the ultimate revenge. From Australia's favourite rural storyteller comes this highly anticipated collection of short fiction. It features stories full of warmth and heart and humour, and with characters as diverse and colourful as the Australian countryside itself. Laugh and smile your way through this book, which includes the favourites 'The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare' and 'The Evolution of Sadie Smith', as well as some new stories never before published in book form. So sit back and enjoy the special 'Treasure' take on the world. 'Treasure writes with true grit, wit and warmth.' Australian Women's Weekly 'At her best, and within the framework of the modern romance tale, Treasure is a storyteller in the tradition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: down-to-earth, bawdy, satirical, and entertaining.' Australian Book Review
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This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost

Author: Amelia Cotter

Publisher: Breaking Fate Publishing

ISBN: 0692236147

Category: Ghosts

Page: 97

View: 1702

Nora is a lonely fifteen year old who dreams of more adventure than life in suburban Maryland can offer. Fascinated by the supernatural, she begins exploring an allegedly haunted abandoned house on the property where her father works. She soon finds herself tangled in the mysteries of the house as she uncovers its many secrets and meets a shy ghost called "Walter." Including original documents with the author's notes, this book is based on real events and reveals how a girl, a house, and its ghost will become intertwined forever. "Ms. Cotter's evocative writing deliciously transported me...A wonderfully engaging book which also sheds light on the complex impulses that make the paranormal so irresistible. Ghosts speak to us in so many ways. The author is a master listener." -Ursula Bielski, author of the Chicago Haunts series "Let This House take you back to a time when the barrier between the real and the imagined was mercurial, and all things seemed possible. Who knows, you just may discover something of yourself lurking in these pages." -Michael Kleen, author of Haunting Illinois: A Tourist's Guide to the Weird and Wild Places of the Prairie State
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The Girl and the Ghost

Author: Ebony McKenna

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995383968

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 250

View: 5286

Publicity-shy teenager Morgan Parker would love a day free from scandal, but her tabloid-fodder family can't help making idiots of themselves in public. So when a confused - and a little bit gorgeous - ghost by the name of George Sebastian Wallace shows up in her room, Morgan welcomes the distraction from the chaos of her real life. As Morgan gets to know George, she helps him unravel his family's secrets. A research trip to the cemetery with George turns into a social media sensation as the paparazzi descend on the modern girl who appears to be talking to herself. The rest of the world can't see George, only Morgan can. Suddenly social media can't get enough of Morgan and her 'imaginary friend'. Now Morgan's the one creating gossip and she hasn't a clue how to stop it.
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Ada von Goth und die Geistermaus

Author: Chris Riddell

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733601114

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2357

Geheimnisse, Geister und ein phantastisches Schloss – das erste Buch einer neuen Serie von Chris Riddell! Für Ada von Goth gibt es auf Schloss Gormengraus viel zu entdecken: die Steckenpferdställe, den Geheimen Garten, den Noch Geheimeren Garten ... Doch etwas Merkwürdiges scheint auf dem noblen Anwesen ihres Vaters, Lord Goth, vor sich zu gehen. Mit der Geistermaus Ishmael und ihren neu gefundenen Freunden will Ada der Sache auf den Grund gehen ... Mit großartigen Bildern von Chris Riddell Eine liebevolle, vor Phantasie und Wortwitz sprühende Geschichte für große und kleine Fans von skurrilem Humor
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Strange Times

The Ghost In The Girl

Author: Tom DeLonge,Geoff Herbach

Publisher: To The Stars

ISBN: 1943272220

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 964

From the imagination of blink-182’s award-winning author Tom DeLonge, the Strange Times crew first debuted in the graphic novel Strange Times: The Curse of Superstition Mountain. Now teamed-up with Geoff Herbach, also an award-winning author of the Felton Reinstein Trilogy, DeLonge tells the hilarious and haunting adventure that originally forced five outcast jerks to band together or give up the ghost. Charlie Wilkins has it all. Pitcher on the baseball team, point guard on the basketball team, good jock friends and girls who just love him. Then his U.S. Air Force dad goes M.I.A. during a secret mission and Charlie falls into darkness. He quits basketball, pushes away his old friends who all seem so stupid. He stops talking. Nobody knows what he’s going through, because the government has forbidden the family from disclosing Dad’s predicament. Charlie turns into a loner, until an Earth Science assignment forces him to join a new, messed-up team. Wiz has a brain for science, a love for steampunk, and a total disgust for most human beings. Heavy-set, picked-on Riley has a home life Harry Potter wouldn’t trade for. Mouse and Mattheson are skateboard slackers with a keen interest in tacos and in building a model volcano that looks like a butt. With zero chemistry between them, Charlie can’t see how he’s going to pass this class. Will he be stuck, suffering, in eighth grade forever? The earth shifts. It seems impossible. A ghost girl reaches out to Charlie through the terrified skater boys. She’s being stalked by a vengeful spirit that shares a past with Charlie’s family. It soon becomes clear that the spirit is coming for him. He has to save the ghost girl and save himself. His only hope? The nerd Wiz, the loser Riley, the skaters Mouse and Mattheson who want to hook-up with the girl. But, seriously, she’s a ghost. Strange Times indeed...
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The Ghost of Thailand

A Girl's Tale

Author: Rick Mercer

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466980273

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 202

View: 4590

This book is a tale about a girl who was born into an unexpected reality. We laugh at the unexplained and tend to mock what we don't understand. This girl was born into a world that didn't want her.. She found love with her Grandmother in the northeastern farms of Thailand. At the age of six she encountered a near death experience that forever changed her life. During the course of her first seventeen years she experienced coming back from the other side: She witnessed a public suicide, and an old man being publically beaten to drive out a spirit that people believed made him ill: She was visited by spirits that would give even the strongest person nightmares. The book is very entertaining when you see how this child copes with everyday life experiences as well as the supernatural experiences. At the age of thirteen she was able to catch a thief. At an older age she was able to deal with spirits that wanted nothing more than to do harm, I mean physical harm. This book is about a little girl with more inner strength than most of us can possibly comprehend. She tapped into her inner self and found the courage to accept and to rationalize their very existence. This book is about a little girl named by a nurse because no one was around to give her a name. Her name is Nongnooch Mercer.
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Girls’ Ghost Hunting Guide

Author: Stacey Graham

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402266146

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 5992

What was that noise? The cat? The wind? Little brother stealing a peek at your diary? Or is it a ghost? The Girls' Ghost Hunting Guide will help you identify the creepy crawlers from the spooky spirits, the howling winds fromt he haunting phantoms. And with this guide you can learn from real experts how to investigate and contact your very own ghosts! Everything a girl needs for a night full of fun, including: • Spooky urban legends to set the mood • Must-have stuff for your ghost hunting kit • Pointers for leading the best-ever ghost hunt • Tips for writing your own ghost • With fun quizzes, games, recipes, and more! So gather your friends if they are brave enough, grab a flashlight, and go investigate!
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THE QUARTERBACK AND THE GHOST

Author: J.R. MORNINGSTAR

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450261531

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 9976

Thirteen-year-old Mary Alice Gallegan is the quarterback for the Our Lady Panthers football team. Being a girl quarterback in a boy’s game is the least of her problems. First, there is her dad, whose chronic gambling habit is tearing the family apart. Then there are the mysterious flying creatures that seem to be following her. Finally, there is her battle with the evil sorcerer Sam Ridge, whom she must defeat to save her dad from his wicked clutches. With the help of the Notre Dame halfback legend George Gipp, whose ghost she befriends, Mary Alice must travel to the Ghost World to bring back a crystal that is the key to destroying Sam Ridge. Their quest ends with a final clash in a strangely haunted house, and Mary Alice and George discover they have forged a friendship that crosses the boundaries of time.
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Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go

Author: Annie Barrows

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811876527

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 136

View: 4900

Best friends Ivy and Bean are back and looking for adventure in the second installment of this engaging new series. This time they've made an amazing discovery—a ghost in the school bathroom! Ivy and Bean can see its cloudy form and its glowing eyes. They can hear its moaning voice. This is the best thing that ever happened at school—until the teachers find out. Now Ivy and Bean have to figure out how to get the ghost out of the bathroom. Will they succeed? Maybe. Will they have fun? Of course! Includes bonus material! - Sneak peek chapter from the next book in the Ivy + Bean series Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
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The Talleyman Ghost and Other Mysteries for Girls

Author: Joe Wheeler

Publisher: Mission Books

ISBN: 1618433598

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 2308

Talleyman Ghost and Other Short Stories for Girls is the latest short story collection from the anthologizer Joe Wheeler. Joe has complied 12 of the best short mystery stories ever written for girls. These stories are sure to entertain, inform, and even raise an eyebrow or two. From Glory Haddon's life-changing encounter with the Talleyman Ghost to Loretta Bainbridge's determined search for her grandfather's ebony box, you will be intrigued, entranced and drawn into the hearts and lives of these young women. The settings, centuries and situations may vary, but each time-tested and unique story will keep you turning the pages in anticipation of secrets told, mysteries revealed, mistakes forgiven and hope restored.
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A Girl, a Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills

Author: Lizabeth Zindel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670011599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 306

View: 958

When the ghost of Holly's mother claims she was murdered by Holly's aunt, Claudia, Holly must decide how far she will go to get revenge.
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Cinderella and the Ghost

Author: Marina Myles

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 1601832834

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9783

A DANGEROUS ATTRACTION When her demanding stepmother died, Ella Benoit knew just how far their fortunes had fallen, unlike her spoiled stepsisters. So she never expected the bequest from her late father. A chateau in France and the freedom to live her own life, all at once! The chateau has seen better days, but Ella knows she can put the ruined house to rights. The life-size portrait of its first owner, Jean-Daniel Girard, seems to watch her work with approval, even pleasure. With bright blue eyes, strong features, and an athlete’s body, the viscount is a tempting sight even now, more than three hundred years after his tragic death. But the more she looks at the portrait, the more convinced Ella is that she’s met Jean-Daniel before. In another life, perhaps—or maybe, as the form who haunts the halls at night, invading Ella’s dreams…
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The Little Ghost Girl

Abused Starved and Neglected. A Little Girl Desperate for Someone to Love Her

Author: Maggie Hartley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140916540X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 8374

Abused, starved and neglected. Ruth was a little ghost of a girl when she arrived into foster mother Maggie Hartley's care. As soon as Ruth arrived on her doorstep, it was clear to foster carer Maggie Hartley that Ruth had seen and experienced things that no 11-year-old should have to. Pale, frail and withdrawn, Ruth had been conditioned to 'see no evil, speak no evil'. Raised by a cruel stepmother and father, Ruth had been abused, underfed and ignored, while her half-siblings lived a life of luxury. Ruth is in desperate need of help, but can Maggie get through to her and unlock the harrowing secret she carries? With no one left in the world to love Ruth, it's up to Maggie to help her find her voice; to be a ghost no more, and bring those who've harmed her to justice. An uplifting and ultimately redemptive read, perfect for fans of Cathy Glass, Casey Watson, Angela Hart and Rosie Lewis. Discover why readers have fallen in love with Maggie Hartley "I absolutely loved this book. It is up there with one of the best. I have laughed and I have cried. I would give it ten stars if I could." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars "If you haven't read Maggie's books they are a must read." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars "Such a heart-breaking story you just can't put this book down. I have read many books of this genre and this is one of the best. Hard hitting and real... don't miss this one!" - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
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Girl Meets Ghost

Author: Lauren Barnholdt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442421495

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9250

A tween girl becomes a reluctant medium in this start to a hilariously haunting series. Kendall Williams sees dead people. Not only can she see them, she can speak to them…and they can speak to her. It’s that last little detail that really causes all kinds of problems. The dead don’t have much in the way of boundaries, and they tend to pop up whenever—and wherever—they please. They want Kendall to help them move on by resolving any remaining issues from when they were alive. Unfortunately, they’re not too great at explaining what those issues might be, so Kendall has to become a sort of psychic sleuth and figure it out for them. This time around, there’s a really annoying blonde gymnast who can’t stop popping up at the worst moments and demanding that Kendall help her. If Kendall doesn’t want people to think she’s crazy and always talking to herself, she’ll have to get busy and get rid of this perky pest. Then she can go back to crushing on the cute boy in her math class. And that’s a whole other problem…
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Harvey Angell And The Ghost Child

Author: Diana Hendry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446403785

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 5137

Since the arrival of Harvey Angell at 131 Ballantyre Road, life is a little bit brighter for orphan Henry - even mean old Aunt Agatha isn't quite so miserable these days. Still, when she agrees to take everyone on holiday, Henry can't believe his luck. For the first time ever, he's about to see the sea. Sibbald House isn't quite what he'd pictured - a dusty, tumbledown, creaking old cottage in a freezing, windswept Scottish fishing village. On the first night, Henry can't sleep a wink for the spooky moaning noises coming from somewhere within the house - and on discovering a hidden room with a ghostly secret, he knows he has to solve the mystery that the house - and the village - has been hiding for years. It's time to enlist the help of the extraordinary Harvey Angell . . .
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Anyas Geist

Author: Vera Brosgol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783842007772

Category:

Page: 221

View: 9878

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Extraordinary Disorders of Human Behavior

Author: Claude T. H. Friedmann,Robert A. Faguet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461592518

Category: Medical

Page: 314

View: 2735

Clinicians have long been fascinated by the rare and exotic in med icine. Similarly, psychiatrists and mental health professionals have been intrigued by the uncommon and extraordinary syndromes which, despite their rarity, have much to teach us about the limitless forms of human adaptation. Of particular interest is the fact that fragments and partial expressions of these rare disorders are often encountered in the dreams and fantasies of the "ordinary" patient. For this reason, the understanding and insights collected in this volume are likely to have clinical usefulness far beyond those rare occasions when we encounter the exotic in its fully developed form. These disorders demonstrate the complex interplay between intra psychic dynamic forces and the cultural influences which act to shape overt symptomatology. The section on extraordinary syndromes from non-Western cultures demonstrates the universality of the psychody namic roots of human suffering, despite the seemingly strange furms in which this suffering is expressed. As clinicians we are too often restricted by ethnocentric attitudes and culturally determined stereotypes. This volume provides a stimulating and enjoyable opportunity to reach beyond those limitations.
Posted in Medical