Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony - Goth Girl (Paperback)Chris Riddell (author)
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There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and another spooky mystery for Ada Goth to solve in Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony, the fourth book in the 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 . . .
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 275 x 215 mm
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 silver-foiled hardback feels instantly welcoming and accessible. * Guardian *
Goth Girl And The Sinister Symphony by Chris Riddell is one of the most beautifully produced books of the year. * Express *
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 *
In both words and pictures Chris Riddell creates an amazing cast of characters and the most original escapades in which they are all entangled. * LoveReading4Kids *
Full of clever satire, stunning illustrations and a pun-filled plot, this fourth Goth Girl book is a real treat. * WRD Magazine *
The illustrations are just exceptional and, along with the footnotes, miniature book at the back and overall design, they just add to a stunning product. And although this can be read as a standalone book, anyone reading Goth Girl for the first time is likely to quickly seek out the rest of the series. A treat for adults and children alike! * Readingzone *
Chris Riddell is a marvel - his exquisite line drawings are extraordinarily delicate and idiosyncratic. Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony like others involving his heroine Ada Goth, features a series of merciless puns, in this case on the life and works of Lord Byron (Ada's dad writes about Don Jumpy, an amorous mouse). There's something here for the knowing adult reader as well as the child. Genius. * The Evening Standard *
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