A Girl Called Corpse

Publisher details

Author
Reece Carter
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
05 October, 2022
ISBN
9781761066788

A Girl Called Corpse

Synopsis

Recommended for ages 8+.

With a body made of wax, seaweed for hair and polished abalone shells for eyes, Corpse is bound to haunt the Witches' sea shack forever. She has no memory of the kid she was before she was snatched and ended up on the rock-that-doesn't-exist.

But the delivery of an unexpected message sets Corpse off on a surprising quest, searching for answers to the old and familiar questions that have filled her not-brain since the day she first woke up a ghost. Questions about her name. Questions about her family.

With only her eight-legged friend Simon for company, Corpse heads into the unknown. There will be danger - cruel Witches, a silver-eyed sea monster and a cunning Merchant with a hungry grin - but Corpse is not afraid. She'll stop at nothing to uncover the truth about her past.

Only some answers, it turns out, are much closer than she thinks.

A sparkling adventure story about friendship, family and finding out that there is nothing more powerful than a kid acting with their whole heart. A Girl Called Corpse is one of the most exciting children's fantasy debuts to hit the shelves since Nevermoor.

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Spooky and Full of Charm: Read Our Review of A Girl Called Corpse by Reece Carter, Illustrated by Simon Howe

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12 October 2022

Spooky and Full of Charm: Read Our Review of A Girl Called Corpse by Reece Carter, Illustrated by Simon Howe

An Eerie Adventure: Read an Extract from A Girl Called Corpse by Reece Carter, Illustrated by Simon Howe

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11 October 2022

An Eerie Adventure: Read an Extract from A Girl Called Corpse by Reece Carter, Illustrated by Simon Howe

Cover Reveal! A Girl Called Corpse by Reece Carter, illustrated by Simon Howe

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18 May 2022

Cover Reveal! A Girl Called Corpse by Reece Carter, illustrated by Simon Howe

Reece Carter
About the author

Reece Carter

Reece Carter grew up on his family farm in Tammin, Western Australia. There was an unfortunate lack of witches and ghosts on the farm though, and so Reece had to find them in books instead. Roald Dahl, Paul Jennings and Emily Rodda were some of his first favourite authors. When Reece moved away to boarding school at the age of eleven, he could regularly be found hiding in the library, tucked away in the corner with a good book, or else seeking out new recommendations from the school librarians. With the encouragement of his English teacher, Reece started writing his own stories too - although back then they never got much further than character outlines and first chapters! After a few years spent travelling overseas, Reece moved to Melbourne to study health science. But even while working as a nutritionist by day, Reece maintained a secret double life, continuing to write middle-grade novels and short stories by night. Now, Reece lives in Sydney and writes kids' fiction full-time. When not reading or writing, Reece can usually be found talking to his dog Hagrid - and hoping that one of these days Hagrid might decide to talk back. A Girl Called Corpse is his debut novel.

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