Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Chris Riddell

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Macmillan Children's Books

9781447277965
256
Synopsis

There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and a spooky mystery for Ada Goth to solve in Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony, the fourth book in the Costa Children's Book Award winning Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017.

Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land. Ada can't wait, but it's quite distracting when her grandmother is trying to find her father a fashionable new wife, there's a faun living in her wardrobe and Maltravers is up to his old tricks. Ada must make sure everything goes to plan, and luckily help is at hand from a very interesting house guest . . .

In the media
Riddell’s outstanding black-and-white illustrations have a wonderfully nostalgic feel and bring to life this funny and yet often moving tale. . . This is reading heaven for all young Goths.

Daily Mail

seeded with elegantly illustrated, punning allusions to everything from canonical literature (Jane Ear) to pop heroines (Tailor Extremely Swift). Handsomely turned out as ever, this feels instantly welcoming and accessible.

Guardian

a real treat

The Week Junior

Chris' blend of amazing illustrations, darkly gothic humour and good old fashioned sense of adventure result in a book as exciting and fresh as the first.

BookTrust