The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

Penelope Lively

1 review
Great for age 8+
James is fed up. His family has moved to a new cottage - with grounds that are great for excavations, and trees that are perfect for climbing - and stuff is happening. Stuff that is normally the kind of thing he does. And he's getting blamed for it. But it's not him who's writing strange things on shopping lists and fences. It's not him who smashes bottles and pours tea in the Vicar's lap. It's a ghost - honestly. Thomas Kempe the apothecary has returned and he wants James to be his apprentice. No one else believes in ghosts. It's up to James to get rid of him. Or he'll have no pocket money or pudding ever again.


The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively won the Carnegie Award in 1973. It currently has an age rating of 8+ years and a 4 star rating on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe was written by Penelope Lively. It was written for young readers to enjoy.

Genres: Ghost stories and supernatural

Tags: ghost


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Date: 05/Mar/2014

Erie story about an apothecary who is accidentally released from his ghostly prison and wreaks havoc on poor James and his village. Will they be able to contain him? A well plotted story by Penelope Lively.


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