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Can anyone recommend a ghost story for 11 year old

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Madmog Thu 25-Oct-12 12:34:29

My daughter enjoys ghost stories and is asking if any othe children can recommend a book to her.

MoonlightandWerewolves Thu 25-Oct-12 21:40:27

Well, small child here isn't of an age to yet but, while not exactly ghost stories, the Alan Garner books (particularly ^The Owl Service^) were good at sending shivers down the spine,

Robert O'Brien's The Silver Crown could be one she'd enjoy too.

Takver Thu 25-Oct-12 21:52:31

Marianne Dreams? And maybe also Charlotte Sometimes, not exactly a ghost story but might also appeal.

jongleuse Fri 26-Oct-12 00:18:13

Love Charlotte Sometimes and Marianne Dreams. Cliff Mcnish does YA ghost/fantasy horror quite scary. Some of Tim Bowler's are ghosty.
Anne Fine did a really creepy one called The Devil Walks...
I would never, ever have been brave enough to read any of these at 11, though!

Madmog Sat 27-Oct-12 13:21:03

Thanks for your replies. She's going to have a good look on Amazon when I come off the laptop and also in WHSmith.

Hanorah Wed 31-Oct-12 08:20:58

Try Uncle M

Hanorah Wed 31-Oct-12 08:23:11

Try Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror. It's sold as Young Adult but my 11 year olds really like them.

FromEsme Wed 31-Oct-12 08:23:57

Room 13 by Robert Swindells was my favourite book at that age.

Harryc Wed 31-Oct-12 08:29:51

Friesops Fables is now a firm bedtime favourite in my house.
One of the stories is called ' The Ghostly Bear' very simple to read and beautifully illustrated. You can see one of the other stories ' The Pinstriped Panda' narrated below.

DuchessofMalfi Wed 31-Oct-12 19:54:40

How about Tom's Midnight Garden?

Clawdy Wed 31-Oct-12 23:00:24

My Brother's Ghost by Allan Ahlberg...short children's novel,moving and told by Frances, a sparky little girl. Year Six groups have loved this story.

aJumpedUpPantryGhoul Wed 31-Oct-12 23:04:20

KM Peyton A pattern of Roses
Penelope Lively - The Ghost of Thomas Kemp and A Stitch in Nine

aJumpedUpPantryGhoul Wed 31-Oct-12 23:05:48

A Stitch in Time, not Nine

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