Ghost of Thomas Kempe

Ghost of Thomas Kempe

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by Penelope Lively, Antony Maitland
     
 

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The ghost of a seventeenth-century sorcerer emerges as a poltergeist and attempts to make young James his apprentice.  See more details below

Overview

The ghost of a seventeenth-century sorcerer emerges as a poltergeist and attempts to make young James his apprentice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140377941
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Penelope Lively grew up in Egypt but settled in England after the war and took a degree in history at St Anne's College, Oxford. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a member of PEN and the Society of Authors. She was married to the late Professor Jack Lively, has a daughter, a son and four grandchildren, and lives in Oxfordshire and London.

Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short story collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize; once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. Her novels include Passing On, shortlisted for the 1989 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award, City of the Mind, Cleopatra's Sister and Heat Wave.

Penelope Lively has also written radio and television scripts and has acted as presenter for a BBC Radio 4 program on children's literature. She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Date of Birth:
March 17, 1933
Place of Birth:
Cairo, Egypt
Education:
Honors Degree in Modern History, University of Oxford, England, 1955

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Ghost of Thomas Kempe 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I thought that this book was really interesting. It kept my attention. It's about a boy named James who moves to this old house in this old town and finds out that there's a ghost in his house, the ghost of Thomas Kempe! Lively makes you want to keep reading even after your done the book and that's what made me want to read more of her books, which I have done but it all started with this one, 'The Ghost of Thomas Kempe'.