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Product description

12 year old Mary’s beloved grandmother is near the end of her life. Letting go is hard – until Granny’s long-dead mammy appears. Her ghost has returned to help her dying daughter say goodbye to the ones she loves. But first she needs to take them all on a road trip to the past. A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL is a perfectly-pitched, funny and tender tale about four generations of an Irish family, and the special bonds between mothers and daughters. It will entrance readers from 10 to adult.

Product Details






Marion Lloyd Books

Date published

June 7th, 2012

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.3; Middle years plus; 4.0 points

Other details

  • 176 pages



UK edition


Roddy Doyle

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  1. melissa
    on 16 January 2013

    a greyhound of a girl

    it is a brilliant book

    5out of 5

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What kids think

  1. BrainBoggart21
    on 19 May 2013

    AMAZING BOOK, picked this up for cheap set for £1.99. I read it along with my best friend and we haven’t let go of it since!! One of the best books I have read, well done Mr. Doyle :)

  2. Cookie97
    on 1 May 2013

    I’ve bought this book from the magazine I got from school which is the scholastic magazine of course ,so it is on the way.

    5out of 5
  3. bouncybunny
    on 8 March 2013

    This book is a amazing book about ghost , but if ghost scare you then don’t worry about this booik its not scary at alll

  4. supercoolcharm
    on 7 March 2013

    a good ghost book

    5out of 5
  5. Smellyelle
    on 4 March 2013

    I loved this book. I love stories about dogs and this was brilliant

  6. totalbookworm
    on 2 March 2013

    A great book. About ghosts yet not at all scary or far fetched.

  7. Magicme11
    on 20 February 2013

    This is such a fantastic book-I really loved it!

    5out of 5