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When Ellie and her family move into Inchwood Manor, Ellie quickly discovers strange things are happening. Who is the mysterious boy at the window? What secrets lie within the... Read more
When Ellie and her family move into Inchwood Manor, Ellie quickly discovers strange things are happening. Who is the mysterious boy at the window? What secrets lie within the abandoned nursery? Who is the woman who haunts Ellie's dreams ? and why has she returned to the Manor, after more than a century? Ellie finds herself entangled in a Victorian mystery of ghosts and tunnels and secret documents ? and discovers that life all those years ago isn't so different from the world she knows today... Rob Keeley's first novel for children brings out all the ingredients of the classic ghost story within a recognisable modern world setting. Readers of his short story collections for children will find in Childish Spirits the elements which made his past books such a success ? strong and contemporary characters, inventive twists on traditional themes, and a winning combination of action, suspense and humour.
Rob Keeley has written for Chain Gang and Newsjack for BBC Radio and has previously published three successful collections of short stories for children. Childish Spirits is his first novel for children and gained him a Distinction for his MA in Creative Writing in 2013. He lives in Wirral, Merseyside.
Following the success of his award-longlisted Childish Spirits and its sequel The Spirit of London, prolific children's author Rob Keeley is back with The Sword of the Spirit, the third instalment in his thrilling and suspenseful Spirits series.
When Ellie and her family move into Inchwood Manor, Ellie quickly discovers strange things are happening. Who is the mysterious boy at the window? What secrets lie within the abandoned nursery? Who is the woman who haunts Ellie's dreams - and why has she returned to the Manor, after more than a century?
This charming and funny collection of nine children's stories tells tales of everyday life, with the odd excursion into sci-fi and fantasy! Rob Keeley combines traditional storytelling techniques with an awareness of today's society for young people, making the book highly accessible for children today.
On returning to London, Ellie investigates the mystery surrounding 47 Foster Square. Who is the sender of ghostly messages asking her for help? What is the secret of the Meadowes family? And what does Edward know about all this?
The (Fairly) Magic Show and Other Stories contains tales of other worlds, school stories and tales of family life, in a storytelling realm where nothing can be taken for granted and little is ever quite what it seems.
The final book in the award-winning Spirits series. Sequel to High Spirits - Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award winner 2018. Rob Keeley is back with the fifth and final instalment in his award-winning Spirits series. The series allows young people to learn more about other times, as well as the time in which they live.
Rob Keeley is back with High Spirits, the fourth instalment in his multi-award-listed Spirits series. The series allows young people to learn more about other times, as well as the time in which they live.
The Dinner Club and Other Stories sees a slight shift away from the fantasy elements of previous books to a style of story more rooted in the here and now. However, all the most popular characters and set-ups from the first two books are present here, along with many new characters and some innovative storylines.
Following his success as a writer of novels and short stories for older children - including the ongoing Spirits series, listed for the Bath Children's Novel and Independent Author Book Awards - Rob makes his picture book debut with My Favourite People, a fun illustrated journey through childhood and the friends and family who make it possible.
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