Elizabeth and Zenobia
With echoes of Coraline and Tom’s Midnight Garden, this is a gothic, spunky novel about the power of friendship, real or imagined.
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Elizabeth is a thoughtful, quiet girl, ever cautious and just a little bit timid. Zenobia is everything Elizabeth would like to be, and more: bold and unafraid and wildly imaginative. The problem is … only Elizabeth can see Zenobia.
When they arrive at their new home, the imposing Witheringe House, Zenobia is convinced it’s haunted and eagerly tries to contact a spirit presence. Elizabeth is relieved when her efforts come to nothing.
But then this dark and foreboding manor begins to reveal some extraordinary secrets…
Shortlisted for a major Australian children’s writing prize, this beautiful novel is about finding courage, about friendship, about the power of the imagination. With all the hallmarks of a children’s classic, this would sit on the shelf between Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Robin Stevens’s Murder Most Unladylike. Jessica Miller is an outstanding new talent.
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