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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781429969819240 Pages, Ages 8-12
Aurelie Bonhoffen has grown up in the circus. She's been a juggler, the back end of a cow, and played a dead girl on the ghost train at Gribblesea Pier, her parents' run-down amusement park. She adores her family, especially her uncles Rolo and Rindolf, but when she turns twelve she stumbles onto a remarkable secret. Her family members have two chances at life—they can become ghosts! It's hard to accept that her favorite uncles are ghosts, but when Aurelie's new friend at school reveals a dangerous plot to demolish the pier, the secret helps her confront the greatest threat her family has ever faced.
USBBY Outstanding International Book, USBBY Outstanding International Honor Book
The Ghost Train
The girl lay in her coffin with a faint smile on her powder-white face. She had been carefully laid out. Gentle hands smoothed down her white silk dress, combed her soft curls, and brushed on her...
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Praise for The Ghosts of Gribblesea Pier
“This fast-paced, engaging, and charming story has echoes of Jeanne Birdsall's "Penderwicks" (Knopf) and some Dickensian elements, but in the end this is just a finely executed story of family and friendship and the ties that bind a community.” —School Library Journal
“…offers lovers of light supernatural fare a quickly paced, skillfully plotted yarn…” —BCCB