More from Ada and her friends at Ghastly-Gorm Hall in the fourth book in the Goth Girl series.
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth and Scavenger series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.
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 *
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 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 *
glorious, gorgeously illustrated book * S Magazine *
Monstrously good for Halloween that is perfect to share and read aloud. * South Wales Evening Post *