Jodie (Paperback)
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Jodie (Paperback)

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Paperback 104 Pages
Published: 18/05/2023
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Trapped and alone on the salt marshes, Jodie is troubled by a haunting presence in this eerily atmospheric ghost story from multi-award-winning author Hilary McKay

Jodie never wanted to come on the residential trip to the field centre. A loner at school, she’s forced into a dormitory with other girls from her class who don’t understand her and talk about her behind her back. Even though they’re not trying to be mean, Jodie feels excluded and miserable, and eventually escapes out onto the salt marshes in search of a little dog she can hear barking in the distance. But the salt marshes are dangerous and Jodie gets trapped by the incoming tide. Stuck in the sucking mud, will anyone even notice that she’s gone? And where is the little dog that keeps barking so mournfully …?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781800902206
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Packing so much in, this compassionate, dyslexia-friendly novella is an atmospheric, suspenseful adventure." – The Sunday Times "Superbly chilling, brilliantly satisfying. A masterpiece of a modern-day ghost story." – Emma Carroll "A hugely satisfying story about real loneliness, real friendship and a real ghost … Beautifully unpredictable." – Lissa Evans "A wonderfully spooky, deeply satisfying read. The eerie atmosphere of the saltmarsh is captured so perfectly … and I loved Jodie's emotional journey too." – Lucy Strange "I love a good ghost story & Jodie is a beauty. Salt marshes, incoming tide, a loner, & a dog who barks mournfully in the distance. Eerie, glittering, atmospheric perfection from Hilary McKay." – Eloise Williams "A pared-down, compelling, deftly characterised ghost story for 10+" – The Guardian “With no horror or jump-scares, this is a ghost story that creeps up on you slowly and says a lot about humanity and kindness. Both uplifting and thought-provoking, Jodie’s experiences reframe her differences as the things that make her special and interesting as she realises that others have their challenges too." – BookTrust, Book of the Day

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“A page-turner of a ghost story filled with drama and suspense!!”

With themes of poverty, fitting in, and the supernatural, this illustrated novella packs a punch. Suspenseful edge-of-the-seat eeriness is set on a salt marsh where Jodie goes on a school trip with her new classmates.... More

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“A moving and poignant story”

Sometimes it is what is not said in a story that has the most impact and poignancy. Hilary McKay tells the story of Jodie who having moved to a town and new school now finds herself at a residential school centre by... More

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“Haunting, soothing and visual”

Thank you to Barrington Stoke for an Advanced Reading Copy in exchange for an honest review.

From the author of historical children’s novels The Skylarks’ War and the Swallows’ Flight, Hilary McKay’s new children’s... More

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