Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Chris Riddell author


Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Published:20th Sep '18


Available for immediate dispatch.

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony cover

More from Ada and her friends at Ghastly-Gorm Hall in the fourth book in the Goth Girl series.

It's time to start the music at Ghastly-Gorm Hall! With more from Ada and her friends, this is the fourth delightfully dark story in the Goth Girl series from Chris Riddell, author of the Ottoline books.

There are musical goings-on and a mystery for Ada to solve in Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony, the fourth beautifully illustrated adventure in the series from Chris Riddell, 2015–2017 Children's Laureate and author of the Ottoline books.

Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land. Ada can't wait, but it's quite distracting when her grandmother is trying to find her father a fashionable new wife. And there's a faun living in her wardrobe.

Worst of all, the gamekeeper Maltravers is up to no good and Ada must make sure everything goes to plan. Luckily, help is at hand – from a very interesting house guest . . .

For more in the deliciously dark series, check out the first book and winner of the Costa Children's Book Award, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.

Riddell’s outstanding black and white illustrations have a wonderfully nostalgic feel and bring to life this funny and yet often moving tale. And with the now trademark teeny weeny surprise tucked into the back of the book, some clever literary illusions and the fearless, feisty Ada taking starring role, this is reading heaven for all young Goths * Daily Mail *
[S]eeded with elegantly illustrated, punning allusions to everything from canonical literature (Jane Ear) to pop heroines (Tailor Extremely Swift). Handsomely turned out as ever, this silver-foiled hardback feels instantly welcoming and accessible * Guardian *
[O]ne of the most beautifully produced books of the year * Express *
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. * Evening Standard *
[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, miniature book at the back 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 *

ISBN: 9781447277965

Dimensions: 185mm x 135mm x 19mm

Weight: 216g

256 pages