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ISBN: 9781760991753
Dimensions: 19.8x13.0cm
Pages: 448
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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The Vexatious Haunting of Lily Griffin

Written by Paula Hayes
Illustrated by Katy Jiang

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When Lily Griffin finds a girl trapped inside a magic mirror, she uncovers a long-forgotten family secret and sets in motion a remarkable chain of events. Lily is a singular character, hilariously funny, sweetly poignant and deeply daggy. Plagued by social doubts and her own pecularities, she is the perfect person to investigate the many secrets of her grandfather’s house and, along the way, mend some family relationships, discover enduring friendships and learn to play netball.


‘Complemented by vivid illustrations, The Vexatious Haunting of Lily Griffin is a funny, heartfelt tale that pre-teens will gobble up.’ Writing WA

‘Through the portal of magical realism, Hayes tells a heartfelt story that explores realistic and challenging themes in a comprehensible way … The perfect book for children to bury their noses in.’ Better Reading

‘If you are looking for a fun and easy ghost series, then this is the perfect book.’ StoryLinks

‘New fantasy novel gives pre-teens a way to relate to real life issues.’ Cockburn Gazette

‘This is not only a wonderful fantasy read, but it is a story about family support, sibling issues, coping with dementia, loss and love.’ Lamont Books

‘This is an excellent book … Five stars and 10 out of 10.’ Cadence, aged 10

Pages: 448
Publication Year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Paula Hayes

Paula Hayes is an Australian writer who enjoys writing magical realism for young people. This means she is good at making strange stuff up and setting it in real life. Her first novel, Lily in the Mirror, was a CBCA Notable in 2017. She has four adult kids, two grandkids and has worked in education […]

Katy Jiang

Katy Jiang, also known as Hong Jiang (江泓), was born, raised and educated in Shanghai, China. From a young age, Katy learned traditional Chinese ink painting. Later, she studied Western painting directed by Chinese artist, illustrator and art educator Chen Youqun. She excelled at still-life drawing, figure painting, Chinese ink painting and Chinese Baimiao drawing. […]