Written by
Gordon Snell
Illustrated by
Bob Byrne
The Supermarket Ghost

Maria thinks it is going to be a dull summer until she meets a strange boy with an unusual request.

An exciting and unpredictable ghost story for younger readers that's a little scary, but not too scary!

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80 pages
196x130 mm

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It seems like another boring summer for Maria, that is until she meets Davy.

Did Davy really appear out of nowhere and why can’t anyone else see him? Is he linked to the tragic accident that happened twenty years ago? And are all the dark rumours about Paddy Breen true?

Reluctant at first, Maria agrees to help Davy on his mission of revenge. She soon finds her world turned upside down as she learns more about Davy’s past and Paddy’s secret.

An exciting and unpredictable ghost story suitable for younger readers.

Gordon Snell has written many books for children as well as comedy for adults. He lives in Dublin. He was married to the best-selling author Maeve Binchy for many years, before she sadly passed away in 2012. 

Bob Byrne is a comic book artist and designer who lives in Dublin. His comics have appeared in dozens of publications throughout the world.

Robots Don't Cry! is his first book for children.

'A simple, sweet story . . . an ideal book for young readers to undertake on their own'

Inis Magazine

'A thriller for younger readers'

The Sunday Tribune

At 12 chapters, it is short enough to appeal to reluctant readers from second to third class. Children will root for Davy and Maria and boo the villain, evoking questions and discussion about revenge and forgiveness. There is also an historical element to the story which may inspire some teachers to plan a drama lesson that explores the skills of working as an historian through the lens continuity and change

InTouch Magazine, Stuart Purcell
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