256 Junior Fiction/ A Ghost in My Suitcase: Gabrielle Wang

ITEM: One author signed copy of ‘A Ghost in My Suitcase’ by Gabrielle Wang.

DETAILS: 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…

CV: Gabrielle Wang is an author and illustrator born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her great grandfather came to Victoria during the Gold Rush. In her twenties she went in search of her roots, living in both China and Taiwan where she studied Chinese language and painting. Her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy.

Gabrielle’s novel The Garden of Empress Cassia won the 2002 Aurealis Award, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and was a CBC Notable Book. The Pearl of Tiger Bay was shortlisted for the 2004 Aurealis Award and The Lion Drummer was named a Notable Book in the 2009 CBC Book of the Year Awards.

Gabrielle’s latest novel, A Ghost in My Suitcase, was released in 2009.

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