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

View: 600

‘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.
Posted in Family & Relationships

The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare

Author: Rachael Treasure

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 0143566644

Category: Country life

Page: 236

View: 2401

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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The Ghost of Thailand

A Girl's Tale

Author: Rick Mercer

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466980273

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 202

View: 6459

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.
Posted in Literary Collections

Ada von Goth und die Geistermaus

Author: Chris Riddell

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733601114

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8851

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

Girl Meets Ghost

Author: Lauren Barnholdt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442421495

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7910

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…
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: 4406

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...
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Ghosts of Heaven: Schicksalslied

Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428945

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 110

View: 7756

Durch die Weiten des Universums Menschliche Ängste und Albträume, die doch viel zu real sind, um nur Illusion zu sein ... Eine unter die Haut gehende Lektüre "Ghosts of Heaven"-Serie: Wir befinden uns in vier unterschiedlichen Jahrhunderten: weit in der Urzeit des Menschen und später in der entferntesten Zukunft, in der sich 500 Auserwählte auf den Weg machen zu einem neu zu besiedelnden Planeten. Außerdem? England zurzeit der Hexenverfolgung und ein Irrenhaus in den 1920er Jahren. Der vielfach ausgezeichnete Autor Marcus Sedgwick verknüpft geschickt alle Teile zu einem großen Ganzen. Ein Roman über das Schicksal, den Lauf des Universums und das Wunder Mensch, in all seiner Abgründigkeit. Schicksalslied: Keir Bowman befindet sich auf einem Space Shuttle nach Neu Erde. Für zehn Jahre wird er in einen Tiefschlaf versetzt, um seinen Alterungsprozess aufzuhalten. Alle zehn Jahre wacht er für zwölf Stunden auf ? wie zeitlich versetzt andere seiner Kollegen auch ? und kümmert sich um die Versorgung des Schiffes. Werden sie Neu Erde jemals erreichen? Die Reise ist lang und gefährlich, ihrer aller Zukunft ungewiss. - Dieser Roman erinnert an David Mitchells „Der Wolkenatlas“ - Ein Roman, 4 Romanteile und 24 Möglichkeiten, die Geschichte zu lesen - Ein großes Gedankenexperiment und eine aufwühlende und nicht loslassende Leseerfahrung - Eine rasante Science-Fiction-Geschichte, die uns tief in unsere Seele blicken lässt - Nur die Besten wurden für die Reise mit dem Space Shuttle ausgesucht. Sind sie den Anforderungen und Strapazen gewachsen Einer von vier abgeschlossenen Teilen des Romans ›The Ghosts of Heaven‹. Wie wollen Sie den Roman lesen? Entscheiden Sie selbst über die Reihenfolge und über insgesamt 24 Möglichkeiten.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Irish Tales of the Fairies and the Ghost World

Author: Jeremiah Curtin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486411392

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

View: 8156

Thirty beguiling stories of sprites and specters told to a Smithsonian ethnographer in 19th-century Ireland. "The Ghost of Sneem," "Tom Moore and the Seal Woman," "The Blood-Drawing Ghost," many more.
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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: 4965

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
Posted in Ghosts

The Girl Who Married a Ghost

And Other Tales from Nigeria

Author: Ifeoma Onyefulu

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781847800114

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 3473

As a child, Ifeoma Onyefulu was catapulted into a strange storytelling world where spirits ruled and animals talked, a world not so much about happy endings, more about learning a lesson or two. For this sparkling and funny collection she retells nine of the best Nigerian tales. In The Girl Who Married a Ghost, stuck-up Oglisa discovers that pride goes before a fall; and in the Wrestler and the Ghost, the greatest wrestler in the world gets his come-uppance when he challenges a ghost. There are also stories featuring animals from the African jungle. Tortoise tricks the other animals so that he can win The Great Eating Competition, and hoards food for himself in The Famine - until the other animals become suspicious. Why the Lizard Nods His Head has something to say about greed - how it can get you into deep trouble, while Lazy dog and Tortoise shows that everyonee should work together, unlike Dog who would never help his friends dig a well. Ifeoma retells these magical stories for generations of city-dwelling children who have moved far, far away from the world of animals and spirits.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Ghost of Fossil Glen

Author: Cynthia DeFelice

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429930536

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1937

The Ghost of Fossil Glen gripping ghost story and murder mystery by a popular and highly regarded author. Allie Nichols knows she's being pursued by a ghost. But her friend Karen calls her a liar and doesn't want to hear "stuff like that." It is Allie's old pal Dub who listens eagerly as Allie tells him about a voice that guides her safely down a steep cliff side, the face in her mind's eye of a girl who begs "Help me," and a terrible nightmare in which that girl falls to her death. Who is the girl? Is she the ghost? And what does the ghost want from Allie? As Allie discovers that her role is to avenge a murder, she also learns something about friendship, false and true, in the latest chilling tale from best selling author Cynthia DeFelice.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Little Ghost Girl:

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

Author: Maggie Hartley

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9781409165385

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 4981

Kayleigh was a ghost of a girl when she arrived into foster mother Maggie Hartley's care. Pale, frail and withdrawn, it was clear to Maggie that Kayleigh had seen and experienced things that no ten-year-old should have to, that she's been conditioned to 'see no evil, speak no evil'. Kayleigh is in desperate need of help, but can Maggie get through to her and unlock the harrowing secret she carries? Through love, reassurance and patience, Maggie starts to unravel Kayleigh's painful past - a past defined by cruelty and abuse by the very people who should have protected her. Raised by a cruel aunt after her parents abandoned her, Kayleigh was abused, left to starve and wear rags, while her aunt's children lived a life of luxury. It's up to Maggie to help Kayleigh find her voice; to be a ghost no more, and bring those who've harmed her to justice.
Posted in Family & Relationships

The Giggling Ghost Girl Scout Mystery

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635102307

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4107

"Girl Scouts flood Savannah, Georgia, for the big 100th Anniversary Camporee! Mystery writer Mimi lives just a few blocks from the famous Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. Her Girl Scout granddaughters and friends camp out downstairs and take Savannah by storm...finding clues that lead them around the town where girls scouting was born - on a mystery that takes all the scouting skills they have to solve!"--P. [4] of cover.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Girl with the Ghost Machine

Author: Lauren DeStefano

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681194457

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8780

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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Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450261531

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 9143

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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The Ghosts of Mayfield Court

Author: Norman Russell

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0719812402

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6089

When Maximilian Paget inherits Mayfield Court, he and his niece Catherine find it to be half ruined, and haunted by the wraith of a murdered child. Catherine discovers a child's skeleton, bringing rural Detective Inspector Saul Jackson and his bibulous but shrewd sergeant, Herbert Bottomley, to investigate. Once returned to London, neither uncle nor niece can shake off the baleful influence of Mayfield. And when Uncle Max is murdered by a deranged killer who, Jackson discovers, has left a trail of corpses in an attempt to secure a hidden fortune, Catherine herself faces imminent death and a monstrous betrayal. Set in late Victorian times, this is the ninth Inspector Jackson story.
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Anyas Geist

Author: Vera Brosgol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783842007772


Page: 221

View: 7786

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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: 8632

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: 4240

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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