Author(s): Catherine Jinks
From a consummate storyteller comes this deliciously spooky junior novel about a family with a haunted house, and a ghost with a problem that needs solving ... Allie thought sharing a room with her brother was bad ... but sharing with a ghost was even worse! "We moved into our new house because my brother and I wanted rooms of our own. So what happened? Bethan's room turned out to be haunted, and we ended up having to share again! Ray tried painting over the ghostly writing on the walls, but it kept coming back. Mum tried a few new-age tricks, but couldn't stop the creepy nightmares. We even called in paranormal investigators, but they were totally stumped. That's when I decided to take matters into my own hands ..." A deliciously spooky novel by a spirited, exceptional storyteller. (Preceeding text courtesy www.allenandunwin.com) Paperback (B-Format)
Shortlised: 2002 Aurealis Awards in the Category of Children's 8 - 12 years: Long Fiction.Mentioned as a notable book: Children's Book of the year Awards (The Children's Book Council of Australia). In the category: 2003 Book of the Year - Younger
Shortlisted for Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Children's Novel (8-12 Years) 2003.
"A successful blend of mystery, ghostbusting and sleuthing ... full of humorous touches ... Jinks's story-within-a-story device works well; her characterisation of family and school life is realistic and the tale itself is spooky without being gratuitously frightening." -- Thuy On, Children's Bookseller & Publisher, October 2002."Eglantineworks well on many levels; it is spooky, it is intelligent and it has an involving story-line. The jacket and layout is enticing. Recommended." -- Rayma Turton, Magpies, November 2002a first-class ghost story' Reading Time
Catherine Jinks was born in Brisbane and grew up in Sydney and Papua New Guinea. She studied medieval history at university, and her love of reading led her to become a writer. Catherine Jinks is the author of over twenty books for children and adults, including the award-winning Pagan series.