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3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Annie lives with her elderly parents in a remote cottage. She is used to being alone. Every day she walks by the lonely marsh to school. Only in winter, when the wind howls in the trees, is Annie ever afraid. Her sister Willa is pregnant and Annie is overjoyed when she comes home to have her baby. Annie tells Willa the names of local plants and Willa tells Annie about the ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Egmont UK (first published 1985)
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Denise Fitzgerald
Jan 11, 2012 Denise Fitzgerald rated it really liked it
Annie lives with her parents in a cottage outside the marsh. Her sister comes to stay from the city, her name is Willa. Willa is pregnant and bonds with Annie as they walk through the marshland speaking of the tale of the ghost who roams on horseback.
One very stormy night when the electricity goes Willa goes into labour. There is no adult available to fetch the Doctor so Annie has to brave the storm. Suddenly a horseman appears and takes Willa to the Doctor on horseback. She is initially afraid
Caroline Watkinson
Sep 10, 2016 Caroline Watkinson rated it really liked it
As far as children's books go this wasn't awful, I just felt it lacked a little bit of depth from the ghostly stranger side of the story. I understand that as a children's book it can't go into too much detail as it is a short story, however, it is intended for recently fluent readers (according to the information on the back of the book) so therefore I would have liked it to be a little more focused on the ghostly aspects, perhaps giving children a more imaginative challenge/Journey than ...more
Oct 13, 2015 Joff! rated it it was ok
I was a little unconvinced by the book, but I’m not quite sure as to why. The story itself is fine – ghostly without being scary. I found some of the analogies a bit odd, but enjoyed some of the descriptive language; “a slice of moon”. Overall though, I think the main pleasure to be taken from this book is probably the fact that a child can take great confidence from the fact that they have read an entire novel through by themselves.
May 26, 2015 Irene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
from Gregor aged 8

it was a great book, my favourite character was Mr Carter cos he said "blast" a lot
Alice Chandler
Good book for young readers, enables children to challenge their abilities and expand their knowledge. Makes use of different types of language and varies in structure throughout.
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First chapter book. good ghost story. British Carnegie winner.
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Kevin Crossley-Holland is a well-known poet and prize-winning author for children. His books include Waterslain Angels, a detective story set in north Norfolk in 1955, and Moored Man: A Cycle of North Norfolk Poems; Gatty's Tale, a medieval pilgrimage novel; and the Arthur trilogy (The Seeing Stone, At the Crossing-Places and King of the Middle March), which combines historical fiction with the re ...more
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