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Hilary McKay, Keith Robinson

  • Jodie
  • Jodie
    Trapped and alone on the salt marshes, Jodie is troubled by a haunting presence in this eerily atmospheric ghost story from a master storyteller.

104 pages
Interest Age: 9 to 12
Reading Age: 8
ISBN: 9781800902206

Jodie never wanted to come on the residential trip to the field centre. A loner at school, she's forced into a dormitory with other girls from her class who don't understand her and talk about her behind her back. Even though they're not trying to be mean, Jodie feels excluded and miserable, and eventually escapes out onto the salt marshes in search of a little dog she can hear barking in the distance.

But the salt marshes are dangerous and Jodie gets trapped by the incoming tide. Stuck in the sucking mud, will anyone even notice that she's gone? And where is the little dog that keeps barking so mournfully ...?

Information for Adults: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8.

"Superbly chilling, brilliantly satisfying. A masterpiece of a modern-day ghost story."
- Emma Carroll

"Hilary McKay has an unerring sense of children’s dialogue and behaviour."
- Berlie Doherty

"A hugely satisfying story about real loneliness, real friendship and a real ghost."
- Lissa Evans