Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her scientist father, timid Elizabeth Murmur has only her fearless imaginary friend, Zenobia, for company. And Zenobia's company can be very trying!
When Elizabeth's father takes them to live in his family home, Witheringe House, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost in the creepy old mansion and forces Elizabeth to hold seances and wander the rooms at night. With Zenobia's constant pushing, Elizabeth investigates the history of the house and learns that it does hold a terrible secret: her father's younger sister disappeared from the grounds without a trace years ago.
Elizabeth and Zenobia is a wonderfully compelling middle-grade story about friendship, courage, and the power of the imagination.
"Aussie Miller sets her tale in the gauzy nebulousness of the early 20th century, delivering a stunning slow burn full of creepy atmospheric tension and heartbreaking loneliness. The back-and-forth dialogue between Elizabeth and her imaginary companion is laced with tension — give and take — illustrating the tumultuous extremes of Elizabeth’s psyche....Eerie and dazzling — a perfect book for a dark and stormy afternoon or a favorite graveyard reading spot." -- Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||Sep 19, 2017|