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An award-winning magic realism story for 10+ readers about finding yourself, ghost-hunting, Chinese mythology and culture.

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 and adventure.

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

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    February 2, 2009


    192 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook


    February 2, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

    192 pages

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    • iBooks
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Awards and Recognition

  • Aurealis Award
    Children's Fiction
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    Notable Book
    Younger Readers

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