Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Haunting , a timeless classic repackaged for a new generation of readers.

The Haunting
Margaret Mahy

Published by Hachette New Zealand, 27 June 2017 PBK $19.99 RRP/ EBK $9.99 RRP

Winner of the 1982 Carnegie Medal, The Haunting is a timeless classic repackaged for a new generation of readers.

"You're really starting to look haunted, you know . . . sort of yellowish and transparent like cooking oil, and your eyes are funny."

Eight-year-old Barney has been haunted before. He thought it was something he'd just grow out of, like the imaginary friends his step-mother believes he has. But this time it's different. Footsteps follow him, there's a demanding voice barking orders, and Barney begins to feel that sometimes his body is not his own at all . . .

With the help of his sisters, Tabitha and Troy, Barney sets out to uncover the truth about their family secrets and to find out once and for all who is haunting him.

The Haunting is a thrilling ghost story about a 'mostly ordinary' family and a secret legacy.

About The Author:
Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated children's writers. She is the author of more than 120 titles, which have been translated into 15 different languages. Awarded the Order of New Zealand in 1993, Mahy also won many global prizes for children's writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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