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Miss McAllister’s Ghost
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A story of unexpected surprises from the CBCA-winning author of Helicopter Man, which asks us to re-examine what we think we know of ugliness and beauty.

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‘You can’t imagine how strange it is to realise that there is no one left living who knew you,’ said Miss McAllister. ‘It makes you wonder if you really are alive.’

‘We know you,’ I replied.

When Cassandra and her brothers climb the garden wall hoping to spot the ghost in the old hollow-eyed house, they have no idea what awaits within. At first violently, then seductively, they are drawn into a world long lost, a world preserved by a woman whose memories have kept her trapped in time and place.

But do the children really know the ghostly old lady as well as they think they do, or is there something even more bizarre living under her roof – a ghost of her own?

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Elizabeth Fensham

Elizabeth Fensham

Elizabeth Fensham’s first novel, Helicopter Man, won the 2006 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers. It was followed by her young adult novels Miss McAllister’s Ghost, a 2009 CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers, Goodbye Jamie Boyd, shortlisted for the 2009 Bologna Book Fair’s White Ravens Award, and The Invisible Hero, winner of the 2012 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award and listed as an IBBY Book. Elizabeth’s younger reader novels include Matty Forever, shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers, and the companions, Bill Rules, shortlisted for the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and Matty and Bill for Keeps. The first of the My Dog series, My Dog Doesn’t Like Me, was published in 2014. Elizabeth lives in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges.