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The Ghosts of Gribblesea Pier

Deborah Abela


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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.

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

Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374362393, 232pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2011

About the Author

Deborah Abela has written and directed for children's television programming in Australia, where she lives. She is the author of the Spy Force series.