The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon

No matter what hour, she lurked looking sour,
be it midnight or mid-afternoon.
Her dresses were shabby, her mood always crabby.
Her name was Miss Annabel Spoon.

Life is cursed for the townsfolk of Twee. The ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon haunts their every waking hour and they've had enough!
But then one day, the brave and practical young Herbert Kettle has the most extraordinary idea...

What a lovely, spooky book
Nick Cave, upon recording the book for Story Box Library
The integration of a number of elements makes this picture book near perfect
The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Judging Panel
There is nothing ‘twee’ about this epiphany in verse and arresting artwork…This book deserves to be poured over and studied
Reading Time
Unique as it is beautiful…A clever, enchanting and evocative story
Kids Book Review
It is perched on my favourites shelf for all to see and for me to read again and again
This really is quiet special
Newcastle Herald
The Patricia Wrightson Award for Children’s Literature
The 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
The 2013 Children’s Peace Literature Award
The Australian Psychological Society, Psychologists for Peace
White Raven 2012
International Youth Library, Munich, Germany
Award for Children’s Literature
Adelaide Festival Literature Awards 2012
Award for Children’s Literature
Aurealis Awards 2012
Notable Book
Picture Book of the Year
Children’s Book Council Awards 2012
Notable Book
Book of the Year – Younger Readers
Children’s Book Council Awards 2012