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The Ghost at the Point

By Charlotte Calder

From acclaimed author Charlotte Calder comes a thrilling historical mystery to make your spine tingle.

Dorrie wonders if Aunt Gertrude’s stories are true. Is there really a ghost boy roaming the cliffs? The thought makes her shudder. But how else can she explain the shadowy figure she glimpsed moving through the stringybarks? And the other strange happenings around the point? Dorrie is determined to discover the truth – even if it means confronting a ghost.

  • Long-listed, Children’s/Young Adult category, Davitt Awards, 2012
  • “While the plot is fast-paced and interesting, it is the realistic and affectionate descriptions of Dorrie's life, family and friends that are the true highlight of The Ghost at the Point. The 1930s setting offers Dorrie the freedom that most children won't dream of today, and as such provides the perfect backdrop for this feel-good adventure.” Books+Publishing
  • “A very satisfactory adventure story ... The time and the landscape of the island are palpably authentic, as is the character of the self-reliant, determined and capable Dorrie and her warm relationship with Gah. With a ripper plot ... and written in the jargon of the day, this is a corker yarn!” Magpies magazine

About the author

Charlotte Calder was born in Adelaide and has worked as an actor, photographer and occasional newspaper columnist. Her first novel for young adults was Settling Storms (2000), followed by Cupid Painted Blind (2002), Surviving Amber (2005) and Paper Alice (2008). Stuck, her first picture book, was short-listed in the Young Children Category of the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, and received a Notable mention in the Picture Book Category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010. Charlotte lives with her husband and the youngest of their three children near Orange, in the Central West of NSW.

ISBN: 9781921977732
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 256pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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