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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

    9780143303794

    February 2, 2009

    Puffin

    192 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781742285078

    February 2, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

    192 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Aurealis Award
    2009
    Winner
    Children's Fiction
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2010
    Notable Book
    Younger Readers

Also by Gabrielle Wang

Our Australian Girl: The Pearlie Stories
Ting Ting the Ghosthunter
The Beast of Hushing Wood
Our Australian Girl: The Poppy Stories
Our Australian Girl: Pearlie's Ghost (Book 4)
Our Australian Girl: Pearlie the Spy (Book 3)
Our Australian Girl: Pearlie's Pet Rescue (Book 2)
Our Australian Girl: Meet Pearlie (Book 1)
The Wishbird
Our Australian Girl: Poppy Comes Home (Book 4)
Our Australian Girl: Poppy and the Thief (Book 3)
Our Australian Girl: Poppy at Summerhill (Book 2)
Our Australian Girl: Meet Poppy (Book 1)
Little Paradise
Lion Drummer: Aussie Bites
Hidden Monastery
The Garden of Empress Cassia

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