Today’s Children’s Author Spotlight takes us on an exciting adventure of a little girl, and a ghost. It a charming tale which many grandchildren will be delighted to share with you.
The Prankster and the Ghost
‘The school will be good for you, Tayla,’ said the inspector. ‘You’ll have children your own age to play with.’
‘Well, yes. True. But you can’t have everything’
Stuck in a hospital bed, unable to move, Tayla decides to leave his body. But floating around intensive care is kind of boring, although being invisible means he can do some cool practical jokes…Until the inspector arrives, that is.
Jamie, newly arrived from Scotland, is lonely. No-one can understand his accent and all his practical jokes are going wrong. Plus, his new school is seriously weird. Perhaps it’s haunted…
Shortlisted for the 2012 Tom Fitzgibbon Award, The Prankster and the Ghost is a story of friendship and learning to live with loss. And, of course, practical jokes.
Caution: The Prankster and the Ghost contains plenty of ghosts and heaps of practical jokes.
About the Author
R L Stedman lives in New Zealand with her husband and two children and enjoys hiking, cycling and running. And reading, of course. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Tom Fitzgibbon Award and was the winner of the Tessa Duder Award. In 2014 her first novel, A Necklace of Souls, was shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel Award, was awarded Notable Book by Storylines and gained Best First Novel at the New Zealand Post Book Awards.
Please connect with the author here – RL Stedman