Publisher's synopsis

An award-winning magic realism story for 10+ readers about finding yourself, ghost-hunting, Chinese mythology and culture.

The flute music stops, and my breath catches in my throat. Silence falls like a veil. Then I hear something – no, I feel it in my chest. ‘Steady yourself,’ Por Por whispers. ‘It’s here…’

When thirteen-year-old Celeste travels to China to visit her grandmother, she uncovers an incredible family secret. And with this secret comes danger and adventure. If Celeste is to save her family and friends, she must learn to harness her rare and powerful gift…


  • Aurealis Award  •  Winner  •  2009  •  Children’s Fiction
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards  •  Notable Book  •  2010  •  Younger Readers