From the Hardcover edition.
In the great floating city of Sanctaphrax, blizzards howl through the streets as the Edgeworld descends into an endless winter. Quint, the son of a sky pirate, has just begun his training at the Knights Academy—training that involves heading out over the Edge on tethers to develop his flying skills. But when Quint breaks the rules and sets off for Open Sky on his own, he runs into the great sky leviathans known as cloud-eaters and must use all his skill and ingenuity if catastrophe is not to strike the Edgeworld. . . .
Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm garden party and bake off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to but, amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!
Ada has been given money by her father to buy a spectacular outfit for the ball, and she's excited to be in with a chance of winning the prize. But, as usual, nothing goes to plan, and becoming the belle of the ball will prove to be Ada's biggest challenge yet . . .
Full of intricate black and white illustrations, Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen is a gorgeous World Book Day book from Chris Riddell, award-winning author of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.
Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright is the third beautifully illustrated book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, sequel to Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death.
This gloriously rich and beautiful picture book comes from the award winning Chris Riddell, a uniquely talented author/illustrator at the height of his powers. With a story to enchant the youngest readers, and pictures to gasp and pore over whatever your age, The Emperor of Absurdia is an extraordinary example of wonderful storytelling.
Also available: Wendel and the Robots.
Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Lord Goth believes that children should be heard and not seen, so Ada has to wear large clumpy boots so that he can always hear her coming. This makes it hard for her to make friends and, if she's honest, she's rather lonely.
Then one day William and Emily Cabbage come to stay at the house and, together with a ghostly mouse called Ishmael, the three children begin to unravel a dastardly plot that Maltravers, the mysterious indoor gamekeeper, is hatching. Ada and her friends must work together to foil Maltravers before it's too late!
Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on them in her field notebook. Mr Munroe is making notes too - on the anonymous poems he finds stuck to lampposts on their journey. Who is the secretive poet, and how can he and Ottoline help them mend their broken heart?
Includes a free fold-up-and-keep fortune teller!
Lewis Carroll's magnificent nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass. This irresistible version is illustrated, and has an introduction by, Chris Riddell.
This is a luxury edition with both black and white and colour artwork, ribbon marker and metallic blue sprayed edges.
It was first published by Macmillan in 1876.
Välkommen till det gåtfulla godset Gasta-Gorma Herrgård! Omgivet av överdrivet utsmyckade fontäner, stolliga stall, och hemliga trädgårdar ruvar det på åtskilliga uråldriga mysterier. Och vem ska utforska ägorna och lösa mysterierna, om inte den orädda hjältinnan Ada Goth? Ett fartfyllt äventyr i Chris Riddells vimsigt engelska värld, för alla som älskar Downton Abbey, Tvillingarna Thornthwaite och familjen Addams.
Ada Goth, dotter till den stilige och sorgtyngde poeten Lord Goth, är en ensam flicka. Hennes far tycker att barn ska höras men inte synas, och därför klampar hon ofta omkring ensam i Gasta-Gorma Herrgård. Men hennes möte med den lille spökmusen Ishmael förändrar allting. Tack vare honom utforskar Ada den trasiga flygeln, stöter på den hemliga Vindsklubben, och upptäcker att en av herrgårdens anställda har en ondskefull plan på gång. Samtidigt samlas samtidens mest berömda aristokrater och intellektuella på herrgården för årets käpphäst-kapplöpning. Hur ska Ada kunna stoppa planen innan en katastrof inträffar?
En lika knasig som mysig rysare för mellanåldern.
Översättare: Kristoffer Leandoer,
Illustratör: Chris Riddell