Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Chris Riddell's Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse is the beautifully illustrated winner of the Costa Children's Book Award.

Author: Chris Riddell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230766382

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Chris Riddell's Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse is the beautifully illustrated winner of the Costa Children's Book Award. Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Lord Goth believes that children should be heard and not seen, so Ada has to wear large clumpy boots so that he can always hear her coming. This makes it hard for her to make friends and, if she's honest, she's rather lonely. Then one day William and Emily Cabbage come to stay at the house and, together with a ghostly mouse called Ishmael, the three children begin to unravel a dastardly plot that Maltravers, the mysterious indoor gamekeeper, is hatching. Ada and her friends must work together to foil Maltravers before it's too late!

Goth Girl Rising

He supplies pot to all of the goths and sells it to some of the jocks, too, which is probably how any goths got invited to Pete Vesentine's party in the first place. There are two freshmen who've had abortions.

Author: Barry Lyga

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547417470

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

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Time is a funny thing in the hospital. In the mental ward. You lose track of it easily. After six months in the Maryland Mental Health Unit, Kyra Sellers, a.k.a. Goth Girl, is going home. Unfortunately, she’s about to find out that while she was away, she lost track of more than time. Kyra is back in black, feeling good, and ready to make up with the only person who’s ever appreciated her for who she really is. But then she sees him. Fanboy. Transcended from everything he was into someone she barely recognizes. And the anger and memories come rushing back. There’s so much to do to people when you’re angry. Kyra’s about to get very busy.

Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen

Ada Goth is in the fashionable seaside town of Brighton for the World Frock Day Ball, where all the most fashionable people show off their fashionable dresses, but she has lost the money Lord Goth gave her to buy a gown.

Author: Chris Riddell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447282485

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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When Ada travels to the seaside resort of Brighton on holiday, she is very excited to meet leading followers of fashion Lady Vivienne Dashwood and her rival, the fashionable shepherd, Beau Peeps. They are there preparing for World Frock Night - a lavish ball where everyone dresses up in their finest costumes to compete for the grand prize. Ada has been given money by her father to buy a spectacular outfit for the ball, and she's excited to be in with a chance of winning the prize. But, as usual, nothing goes to plan, and becoming the belle of the ball will prove to be Ada's biggest challenge yet . . . Full of intricate black and white illustrations, Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen is a gorgeous World Book Day book from Chris Riddell, award-winning author of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.

Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright

Author: Chris Riddell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447277902

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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People are flocking to Ghastly-Gorm Hall from far and wide to compete in Lord Goth's literary dog show. The esteemed judges are in place and the contestants are all ready to win. Sir Walter Splott is preparing his Lanarkshire Lurcher, Plain Austen is preening her Hampshire Blue Bloodhound and Homily Dickinson and her Yankee Doodle Poodle are raring to go. But there's something strange going on at Ghastly-Gorm - mysterious footprints, howls in the night and some suspiciously chewed shoes. Can Ada, the Attic Club and their new friends the Vicarage sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) work out what's going on before the next full moon? Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright is the third beautifully illustrated book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, sequel to Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death.

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Author: Chris Riddell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447273117

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Packed full of beautiful black-and-white illustrations from author Chris Riddell, Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death follows the adventures of Ada Goth in the sequel to the award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm garden party and bake off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to but, amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!

Girl Culture

Typical female characters in gothic literature were femmes fatales , madwomen , and persecuted maidens . ... German music events such as WaveGotik - Treffen , Zillo ( which ceased to be active after 2004 ) , Goth girls display a unique ...

Author: Claudia Mitchell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313339080

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 702

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An encyclopedia that analyzes the interaction between girls and mainstream culture provides a series of essays examining girl culture and over two hundred and fifty alphabetically arranged articles examining aspects of that culture.

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright is the third beautifully illustrated book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, sequel to Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death.

Author: Chris Riddell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447277953

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and another spooky mystery for Ada Goth to solve in Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony, the fourth book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017. Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land. Ada can't wait, but it's quite distracting when her grandmother is trying to find her father a fashionable new wife, there's a faun living in her wardrobe and Maltravers is up to his old tricks. Ada must make sure everything goes to plan, and luckily help is at hand from a very interesting house guest . . .


Gothic for Girls

I also wanted to explore and define the particular type of mystery and fear that Misty offered and develop existing Gothic theory by reflecting on what Gothic for Girls might mean in the context of wider critical work on this area and ...

Author: Julia Round

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496824490

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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Today fans still remember and love the British girls’ comic Misty for its bold visuals and narrative complexities. Yet its unique history has drawn little critical attention. Bridging this scholarly gap, Julia Round presents a comprehensive cultural history and detailed discussion of the comic, preserving both the inception and development of this important publication as well as its stories. Misty ran for 101 issues as a stand-alone publication between 1978 and 1980 and then four more years as part of Tammy. It was a hugely successful anthology comic containing one-shot and serialized stories of supernatural horror and fantasy aimed at girls and young women and featuring work by writers and artists who dominated British comics such as Pat Mills, Malcolm Shaw, and John Armstrong, as well as celebrated European artists. To this day, Misty remains notable for its daring and sophisticated stories, strong female characters, innovative page layouts, and big visuals. In the first book on this topic, Round closely analyzes Misty’s content, including its creation and production, its cultural and historical context, key influences, and the comic itself. Largely based on Round’s own archival research, the study also draws on interviews with many of the key creators involved in this comic, including Pat Mills, Wilf Prigmore, and its art editorial team Jack Cunningham and Ted Andrews, who have never previously spoken about their work. Richly illustrated with previously unpublished photos, scripts, and letters, this book uses Misty as a lens to explore the use of Gothic themes and symbols in girls’ comics and other media. It surveys existing work on childhood and Gothic and offers a working definition of Gothic for Girls, a subgenre which challenges and instructs readers in a number of ways.

Post Millennial Gothic

to Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger (2009): Repeatedly, the Gothic girl child must undergo trauma on her journey towards womanhood ... If ... the Gothic especially offers its heroines adventures they cannot find elsewhere, ...

Author: Catherine Spooner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441170413

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Surveying the widespread appropriations of the Gothic in contemporary literature and culture, Post-Millennial Gothic shows contemporary Gothic is often romantic, funny and celebratory. Reading a wide range of popular texts, from Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series through Tim Burton's Gothic film adaptations of Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows, to the appearance of Gothic in fashion, advertising and television, Catherine Spooner argues that conventional academic and media accounts of Gothic culture have overlooked this celebratory strain of 'Happy Gothic'. Identifying a shift in subcultural sensibilities following media coverage of the Columbine shootings, Spooner suggests that changing perceptions of Goth subculture have shaped the development of 21st-century Gothic. Reading these contemporary trends back into their sources, Spooner also explores how they serve to highlight previously neglected strands of comedy and romance in earlier Gothic literature.

Goth

Dean's fear of homelessness is cured paradoxically by the desecration of what is in effect a sacred space in a suburban home ; and second , it is the goth girl , May , who supplies this cure . May retains her goth image as someone ...

Author: Lauren M. E. Goodlad

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822339212

Category: Social Science

Page: 442

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An ethnography of a postpunk subculture.

Matrix of Fear

'goth-girl': I'm thinkin of u 2. ,kotj_L': have u been touching yourself 2night, getting wet thinking of me? 'goth-girl': maybe. LOL ,kotj_L': I'm so hard right now, I can't wait to get inside you. U know I luv u! 'goth-girl': yep.

Author: Barry McErlean

Publisher: Equilibrium Books

ISBN: 1920764739

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Page: 189

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Detective Jarrod O?Connor returns in this captivating novel that takes the reader on a new journey of plot twists and suspense. A frightening series of seemingly unrelated murders leads Jarrod into a deadly game of cat and mouse. Discovering that there is more than one predator on the loose, he must hunt down a killer more evil than he could ever have imagined. Facing his worse fears, Jarrod struggles to survive a matrix of deceit, bloodshed and cruelty that unravels in this action packed thriller as it spirals towards an explosive and shocking climax!

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell.

Author: Barry Lyga

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547417144

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell. The bullies have made him their favorite target, his best (and only) friend seems headed for the dark side (sports and popularity), and his pregnant mother and the step-fascist are eagerly awaiting the birth of the alien life form known as Fanboy's new little brother or sister. Fanboy, though, has a secret: a graphic novel he's been working on without telling anyone, a graphic novel that he is convinced will lead to publication, fame, and--most important of all--a way out of the crappy little town he lives in and all the people that make it hell for him. When Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he finds an outrageous, cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies. Fanboy can't resist someone who actually seems to understand him, and soon he finds himself willing to heed her advice--to ignore or crush anyone who stands in his way.

Fashioning Gothic Bodies

Beetlejuice offers a very different reading of the Goth girl , which in some ways is more sympathetic and in others more conservative . Tim Burton is often characterised as the quintessential Goth director , having also directed Edward ...

Author: Catherine Spooner

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719064012

Category: Design

Page: 224

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This innovative book explores the role played by clothing in the discourses of the Gothic. It makes an explicit connection between the veils, masks and disguises of Gothic convention, and historically-specific fashion discourses, from the revealing chemise-dress popularized by Queen Marie Antoinette to the subcultural style of contemporary Goths. In so doing it sheds new light on the cultural construction of Gothic bodies. Taking an original interdisciplinary approach, Catherine Spooner offers readings of literary, cinematic and popular cultural texts in the context of fashion from the 1790s to the 1990s. Progressing chronologically from the novels of Radcliffe and Lewis through the "sensation" fiction of the Victorian period and the Gothic fiction of the fin-de-siècle, Fashioning Gothic Bodies culminates with twentieth-century film and the supposed resurgence of the Gothic in pre-Millennial culture.

Better With Butter

Finally, Goth Girl sighs dreamily. “I could watch her all day, but can I help you find something?” “She needs a leash.” I hold up the rope as evidence. Goth Girl shows Addie and me a selection of leashes while Butter explores.

Author: Victoria Piontek

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338662201

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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A girl with anxiety disorder finds an unlikely friend -- and emotional support animal -- in the form of an adorable fainting goat. Twelve-year-old Marvel is afraid of absolutely everything -- amusement park rides, food poisoning, earthquakes, and that big island of plastic floating through the ocean. She also obsesses about smaller worries like making friends, getting called on by the teacher, and walking home alone. Her parents and the school therapist call her worries an anxiety disorder, but Marvel calls them armor. If something can happen, it will. She needs to be prepared. But when Marvel stumbles on a group of older kids teasing a baby goat that has mysteriously shown up on the soccer field, she momentarily forgets to be afraid and rescues the frightened animal. Only Butter isn't any old goat. She's a fainting goat. When Butter feels panic, she freezes up and falls over. Marvel knows exactly how Butter feels and precisely what Butter needs -- her. Twelve-year-old Marvel is afraid of absolutely everything -- amusement park rides, food poisoning, earthquakes, and that big island of plastic floating through the ocean. She also obsesses about smaller worries like making friends, getting called on by the teacher, and walking home alone. Her parents and the school therapist call her worries an anxiety disorder, but Marvel calls them armor. If something can happen, it will. She needs to be prepared. But when Marvel stumbles on a group of older kids teasing a baby goat that has mysteriously shown up on the soccer field, she momentarily forgets to be afraid and rescues the frightened animal. Only Butter isn't any old goat. She's a fainting goat. When Butter feels panic, she freezes up and falls over. Marvel knows exactly how Butter feels and precisely what Butter needs--her. Soon, the two are inseparable, and Butter thrives under Marvel's support. But Butter also helps Marvel. Everything is better with Butter by her side, and Marvel starts to imagine a life in which she doesn’t have to be so afraid . . . until she’s told she might have to give up Butter forever. Will Marvel find a way to fight for her friend? Or will she revert back to the anxious, lonely person she used to be?

Little Goth Girl Sticker Paper Doll

This cute teenaged Goth girl has plenty of style -- you can tell by her wardrobe of 28 reusable stickers. A chic array of retro fashions offers tons of mix-and-match fun.

Author: Ted Menten

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486481722

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 4

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This cute teenaged Goth girl sticker paper doll has plenty of style -- you can tell by her wardrobe of 28 reusable stickers. A chic array of retro fashions offers tons of mix-and-match fun with trendy dresses, jackets, and skirts and loads of accessories, including wigs, hats, tights, and boots.

Monoceros

But instead, what's remarkable is that goth girl whispers that she's sure as fuck the boy killed himselfbecause why aren't any of the teachers announcing that he's died? — Like, if he'd been in a truck accident they would have said, ...

Author: Suzette Mayr

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 1770562796

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Shortlisted for the 2012 Furro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction Shortlisted for the 2012 W.O. Mitchell Award for Best Calgary Fiction Shortlisted for the 2012 Georges Bugnet Award for Alberta Fiction Longlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize Praise for Suzette Mayr: “Venous Hum never fails to impress. Brash, macabre, and irreverent, it’s the kind of story you want to hear from a latter-day Scheherazade: so intoxicating you crave more.”—Vancouver Sun A seventeen-year-old boy, bullied and heartbroken, hangs himself. And although he felt terribly alone, his suicide changes everyone around him. His parents are devastated. His secret boyfriend's girlfriend is relieved. His unicorn- and virginity-obsessed classmate, Faraday, is shattered; she wishes she had made friends with him that time she sold him an Iced Cappuccino at Tim Hortons. His English teacher, mid-divorce and mid-menopause, wishes she could remember the dead student's name, that she could care more about her students than her ex's new girlfriend. Who happens to be her cousin. The school guidance counselor, Walter, feels guilty—maybe he should have made an effort when the kid asked for help. Max, the principal, is worried about how it will reflect on the school. And Walter, who's secretly been in a relationship with Max for years, thinks that's a little callous. He's also tired of Max's obsession with some sci-fi show on TV. And Max wishes Walter would lose some weight and remember to use a coaster. And then Max meets a drag queen named Crepe Suzette. And everything changes. Suzette Mayr is the author of three previous novels: Moon Honey, The Widows, and Venous Hum. The Widows was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Caribbean region, and has been translated into German. Moon Honey was shortlisted for the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and the Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book. Suzette Mayr lives and works in Calgary, Alberta.

Girls Transforming

After attempting to possess the body of the most popular girl in the school, Petula, without any success, Charlotte makes a pact with Petula's younger sister, the Goth girl Scarlet, who is the only living person that can see Charlotte.

Author: Sanna Lehtonen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476601933

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This book explores representations of girlhood and young womanhood in recent English language children’s fantasy by focusing on two fantastic body transformation types: invisibility and age-shifting. Drawing on recent feminist and queer theory, the study discusses the tropes of invisibility and age-shifting as narrative devices representing gendered experiences. The transformations offer various perspectives on a girl’s changing body and identity and provide links between real-life and fantastic discourses of gender, power, invisibility and aging. The main focus is on English-language fantasy published since the 1970s but the motifs of invisibility and age-shifting in earlier tales and children's books is reviewed; this is the first study of children’s fantasy literature that considers these tropes at length. Novels discussed are from both critically acclaimed authors and the less well known. Most of the novels depicting invisible or age-shifting girls are neither thoroughly conventional nor radically subversive but present a range of styles. In terms of gender, children’s fantasy novels can be more complex than they are often interpreted to be.

Goth Girl

"There are only three things fifteen-year-old Victoria Markham truly enjoys: English class, her signature "Goth Girl" look, and art.

Author: Melanie Mosher

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ISBN: 9781771084772

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"There are only three things fifteen-year-old Victoria Markham truly enjoys: English class, her signature "Goth Girl" look, and art. It's just that she tends to do the last one late at night, with spray paint, in public places. It isn't long before Vic is caught red-handed and forced into community service with a bunch of stereotypes: there's Rachael, the princess; Russell and Peter, a pair of fist-bumping punks; and Zach, the rich jock, who Vic is secretly crushing on. The motley crew has to collaborate to produce a mural for Halifax, but getting it organized is like herding cats. On top of all that, Vic's mother's boyfriend, the only father figure Vic has ever known and the one who taught her to paint, left them both. Vic's mother is still reeling, her relationship with her daughter strained. She doesn't understand Vic's insistence on spiking her hair, piercing her nose and lip, and wearing black clothing and heavy makeup.Vic is convinced her mother doesn't care enough to find out what's really behind the get-up. Tensions run high as Vic tries to figure out who she is: Victoria Markham, or Goth Girl?"--

Beneath Stones Unturned

A somewhat gothic looking teen girl responds. GOTH GIRL One himself of the on football the flag players pole and hung the kid over there, the golden boy quarterback got caught with a joint, he got busted by the janitor. The Goth girl ...

Author: Ryan Quinn

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359654118

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