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:

Author: Angela Hart

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 176055247X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1539

BOOK 3 IN THE ANGELA HART SERIES The Girl Who Ran Away is the third book from much-loved, bestselling author Angela Hart. A heart wrenching true story. Maria meets foster parents Angela and Jonathan first when she is four and again when she is eight. Can their loving care and attention restore self-confidence in this unloved girl who thinks that she is fundamentally bad?
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The Girl Who Ran Away

Author: Angela Hart

Publisher: Pan MacMillan

ISBN: 9781509839049

Category:

Page: 320

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The third book in the series by foster mum Angela Hart.
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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: 4620

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 Girl and the Ghosts Part 2 of 3

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: 1509865969

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 1389

The Girl and the Ghosts can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 2 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 Girl with the Ghost Machine

Author: Lauren DeStefano

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681194457

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2067

When Emmaline Beaumont's father started building the ghost machine, she didn't expect it to bring her mother back from the dead. But by locking himself in the basement to toil away at his hopes, Monsieur Beaumont has become obsessed with the contraption and neglected the living, and Emmaline is tired of feeling forgotten. Nothing good has come from building the ghost machine, and Emmaline decides that the only way to bring her father back will be to make the ghost machine work...or destroy it forever.
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The Girl in the Locked Room

A Ghost Story

Author: Mary Downing Hahn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328520293

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 9924

Ghost story master Mary Downing Hahn unrolls the suspenseful, spine-chilling yarn of a girl imprisoned for more than a century, the terrifying events that put her there, and a friendship that crosses the boundary between past and present. A family moves into an old, abandoned house. Jules's parents love the house, but Jules is frightened and feels a sense of foreboding. When she sees a pale face in an upstairs window, though, she can't stop wondering about the eerie presence on the top floor—in a room with a locked door. Could it be someone who lived in the house a century earlier? Her fear replaced by fascination, Jules is determined to make contact with the mysterious figure and help unlock the door. Past and present intersect as she and her ghostly friend discover—and change—the fate of the family who lived in the house all those many years ago.
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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Author: Chris Riddell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230766382

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Chris Riddell's Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse is the beautifully illustrated winner of the Costa Children's Book Award. Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Lord Goth believes that children should be heard and not seen, so Ada has to wear large clumpy boots so that he can always hear her coming. This makes it hard for her to make friends and, if she's honest, she's rather lonely. Then one day William and Emily Cabbage come to stay at the house, and together with a ghostly mouse called Ishmael they and Ada begin to unravel a dastardly plot that Maltravers, the mysterious indoor gamekeeper, is hatching. Ada and her friends must work together to foil Maltravers before it's too late!
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White Ghost Girls

Author: Alice Greenway

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802199674

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A coming of age story of two American sisters in Hong Kong during the late 1960s. “A haunting novel written with the craft and grace of a master” (Isabel Allende). Summer 1967. The turmoil of the Maoist revolution is spilling over into Hong Kong and causing unrest as war rages in neighboring Vietnam. White Ghost Girls is the story of Frankie and Kate, two American sisters living in a foreign land in a chaotic time. With their war-photographer father off in Vietnam, Marianne, their beautiful but remote mother, keeps the family nearby. Although bound by a closeness of living overseas, the sisters could not be more different—Frankie pulses with curiosity and risk, while Kate is all eyes and ears. Marianne spends her days painting watercolors of the lush surroundings, leaving the girls largely unsupervised, while their Chinese nanny, Ah Bing, does her best to look after them. One day in a village market, they decide to explore—with tragic results. In Alice Greenway’s exquisite gem of a novel, two girls tumble into their teenage years against an extraordinary backdrop both sensuous and dangerous. This astonishing literary debut is a tale of sacrifice and solidarity that gleams with the kind of intense, complicated love that only exists between sisters. “Greenway is a remarkable young writer who vividly evokes Hong Kong’s sights, smells, and sounds in poetic, finely detailed prose. What’s more, she seems to have remembered every single charged emotion from adolescence and filters them all through the sisters’ fierce, complex relationship. A heartbreakingly beautiful debut.” —Booklist, starred review
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Anya's Ghost

Author: Vera Brosgol

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596435526

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 221

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Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school, but when she falls down a well and makes friends with the ghost there, she thinks she's found just what she needs--or has she? Simultaneous.
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The Girl in the Green Silk Gown

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Ghost Roads

ISBN: 9780756413804

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The second book in the Ghost Roads series returns to the highways of America, where hitchhiking ghost Rose Marshall continues her battle with her killer--the immortal Bobby Cross. Once and twice and thrice around, Put your heart into the ground. Four and five and six tears shed, Give your love unto the dead. Seven shadows on the wall, Eight have come to watch your fall: One's for the gargoyle, one's for the grave, And the last is for the one you'll never save. For Rose Marshall, death has long since become the only life she really knows. She's been sweet sixteen for more than sixty years, hitchhiking her way along the highways and byways of America, sometimes seen as an avenging angel, sometimes seen as a killer in her own right, but always Rose, the Phantom Prom Date, the Girl in the Green Silk Gown. The man who killed her is still out there, thanks to a crossroads bargain that won't let him die, and he's looking for the one who got away. When Bobby Cross comes back into the picture, there's going to be hell to pay--possibly literally. Rose has worked for decades to make a place for herself in the twilight. Can she defend it, when Bobby Cross comes to take her down? Can she find a way to navigate the worlds of the living and the dead, and make it home before her hitchhiker's luck runs out? There's only one way to know for sure. Nine will let you count the cost: All you had and all you lost. Ten is more than time can tell, Cut the cord and ring the bell. Count eleven, twelve, and then, Thirteen takes you home again. One's for the shadow, one's for the tree, And the last is for the blessing of Persephone.
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May Bird and the Ever After

Book One

Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson,Leonid Gore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141690607X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1392

Lonely and shy, ten-year-old May Ellen Bird has no idea what awaits her when she falls into the lake and enters the Ever After, home of ghosts and the Bogeyman.
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The Ghosts of Heaven

Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1626721262

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

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Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect the four episodes of The Ghosts of Heaven, the mesmerizing new novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick. They are there in prehistory, when a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first written signs; there tens of centuries later, hiding in the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who people call a witch; there in the halls of a Long Island hospital at the beginning of the 20th century, where a mad poet watches the oceans and knows the horrors it hides; and there in the far future, as an astronaut faces his destiny on the first spaceship sent from earth to colonize another world. Each of the characters in these mysterious linked stories embarks on a journey of discovery and survival; carried forward through the spiral of time, none will return to the same place. This title has Common Core connections.
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The Girl with Ghost Eyes

Author: M. H. Boroson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1940456452

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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“The Girl with Ghost Eyes is a fun, fun read. Martial arts and Asian magic set in Old San Francisco make for a fresh take on urban fantasy, a wonderful story that kept me up late to finish.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes—the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father—and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford. When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer’s ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground. With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
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The Ghost Sitter

Author: Peni R. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101142585

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 730

For fifty years, ten-year-old Susie has waited for her parents and sister to come back. Each new family who moves into her home seems not to notice her, except for the young children. Susie likes children. She even likes baby-sitting, but can she baby-sit forever? Why can't she get anyone else's attention? Charlotte is looking forward to a great summer in her new home, despite her many baby-sitting duties. But someone else seems to be helping her watch her little brother. Someone only he can see. Gradually Charlotte realizes her all-too-normal house is haunted-by the ghost of a girl who doesn't or won't realize that she's dead. Set around the Fourth of July, this story offers two perspectives-one of the living and one of the dead-in a wholly entertaining and thought-provoking way.
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The Ghost and the Goth

Author: Stacey Kade

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781423121978

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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After a close encounter with a bus, Alona Dare goes from homecoming queen to Queen of the Dead. She’s stuck as a ghost in the land of the living with no sign of the big, bright light to take her to a better place. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser outcast. More than anything, Will wishes he didn’t have the rare ability to communicate with the dead, especially the former mean girl of Groundsboro High. He’s not filling out any volunteer forms to help her cross to the other side, though it would bring him some welcome peace and quiet./DIV DIVCan they get over their mutual distrust -- and quasi-attraction -- to work together? Readers of this spirited paranormal comedy won't want this odd couple to ever part.
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Among the Ghosts

Author: Amber Benson,Sina Grace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416994262

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3069

While spending the summer at The New Newbridge Academy where she will soon begin sixth grade, Noleen finds strange things happening and discovers the special talent her aunts saw in her when she was a motherless infant.
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The Girl and the Ghosts Part 3 of 3

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: 1509865950

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 5153

The Girl and the Ghosts can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 3 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 Sisters and the Girl in Hallway B

Author: Patricia Marcantonio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692643969

Category:

Page: 222

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If it's weird, if it's strange, if it's supernatural, the Ghost sisters love it. Kat and Marie Bench love ghosts. When their divorced mom moves them to her hometown in Colorado, the sisters discover a real specter haunts their school. The ghost of a young girl cries, slams lockers, and leaves mysterious messages in Hallway B. Armed with ghost-hunting tricks they picked up from books and TV, the resourceful sisters set out to find the identity of the apparition. Meanwhile, one of their friends is being bullied. Kat and Marie will need bravery and determination to help their friend and solve the mystery of the girl in Hallway B.
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The Ghost's Child

Author: Sonya Hartnett

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763688614

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8344

Maddy, an old lady now, arrives home one day to find a peculiar boy waiting for her. Over tea, she tells him the story of her life long ago, when she wished for her days to be as romantic and mysterious as a fairy tale. It was then that she fell painfully in love with a free spirit named Feather, who put aside his wild ways to live with her in a little cottage, conceived with her a child never to be born, and disappeared -- leaving an inconsolable Maddy to follow after him on a fantastical journey across the sea. In a beautifully crafted tale, Sonya Hartnett masterfully explores the mysteries of the heart, the sustaining power of memory, and the ultimate consolation that comes to souls who live fully and fearlessly.
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