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Product description

A hauntingly funny delight by a legendary writer. Three living women and one ghost set off on a crazy road trip. In the car are four generations of the same family. One is dead, one is dying, one is driving – and one is a twelve-year-old girl who must say a last goodbye. Mary is the young girl, and her beloved granny is passing away. They’re off to the old family farm for a visit to the past. But as Mary’s great-granny (the ghost) shares her jokes and stories, Mary learns that death isn’t so scary, and that letting go is just a part of life…

  • A tender and funny ghost story by a true master
  • Roddy Doyle is one of the world’s leading authors
  • He won the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
  • He also wrote the screenplay for The Commitments

Product Details






Marion Lloyd Books

Date published

June 7th, 2012

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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

Roddy 866892


  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. Stargirl 113407

    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. Hayley 113303

    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. Hayley 113303

    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. Pearl 113298

    on 7 March 2013

    a good ghost book

    5out of 5
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    on 4 March 2013

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

  6. Evie 113313

    on 2 March 2013

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

  7. Default avatar

    on 20 February 2013

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

    5out of 5