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  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143775904
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

Faraway Girl




A contemporary novel for teenagers with mysterious goings on, time travel, a curse and a strange painting.

Etta is worried about her brother Jamie. The doctors can find nothing wrong with him, but he is getting weaker by the day. At breakfast one morning, he seems to have lost it completely:

In a voice as pale as his face, he said, ‘I think I can see a ghost.’

However, when they all turn to look, sure enough, materialising on the window seat is a girl about Etta’s age, wearing a beautiful Victorian wedding dress. Etta has to get off to school, she has no time for this, but she is about to discover that time has a whole new significance. She and her ghost companion have no choice but to work out what is going on before Jamie is lost for ever . . .

  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143775904
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Fleur Beale



Fleur Beale is the author of many award-winning books for children and young adults — she has published more than 40 books in New Zealand, as well as in the United States and England. A former high school teacher, Fleur was inspired to write her acclaimed novel I Am Not Esther when one of her students was beaten and expelled from his family for going against their religious beliefs. Fleur is a leading advocate for New Zealand authors, and home-grown literature for children and young adults.

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