The flute music stops, and my breath catches in my throat.
Silence falls like a veil. Then I hear something - no, I feel it
in my chest. 'Steady yourself,' Por Por whispers. 'It's
here . . . '
When Celeste travels to China to visit her grandmother, she uncovers
an incredible family secret. And with this secret comes danger
If Celeste is to save her family and friends, she must learn to harness
her rare and powerful gift as a ghost-hunter. . .
From the award-winning author of The Garden of Empress Cassia
About The Author
Gabrielle Wang is an author and illustrator born in Melbourne of
Chinese heritage. Her great grandfather came to Victoria during the
Gold Rush. In her twenties she went in search of her roots, living in
both China and Taiwan where she studied Chinese language and painting.
Her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of
Gabrielle's novel The Garden of Empress Cassia won the 2002
Aurealis Award, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary
Awards and was a CBC Notable Book. The Pearl of Tiger Bay was
shortlisted for the 2004 Aurealis Award and The Lion Drummer was
named a Notable Book in the 2009 CBC Book of the Year Awards.
Gabrielle's latest novel, A Ghost in My Suitcase, was
released in 2009.
Her first young adult novel, Little Paradise, an epic love
story set during World War Two in Melbourne and Shanghai, will be
published in 2010.
Gabrielle lives in Melbourne with her partner, Steve, and their two
children, Lei Lei and Ren.
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
For Grades: 8 - 10
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 2nd February 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1