Thrilled to be revealing the delightfully eerie cover of Emma Read’s newest adventure – The Housetrap! Illustrated by the fabulous Coralie Muce, the Escher-esque art is sure to attract spooky book fans !
An edge-of-your-seat adventure packed full of puzzles, spooks and mystery! When Claude’s little sister, Amity, runs off in forbidden Badwell Woods – where children disappear – Deliah, Sam and Claude follow her to a mysterious mansion. Inside, time has frozen in the 1930s and an invitation promises a devious party game. Not long after they find a terrified Amity, hiding from ‘ghosts’, the floor beneath their feet starts to twist and turn: the rooms are changing places. The house has rearranged itself like a giant Rubik’s cube. To escape, they must solve the puzzle – and the century-old mystery of a girl who disappeared … A fabulous twist on a timeless haunted house adventure from the acclaimed author of the Milton the Mighty series Scooby-Doo meets The Mysterious Benedict Society via Escape Room Full of friendship, teamwork and logic versus instinct – all wrapped up in a book with thrills, heart and bags of atmosphere Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
About the author:
Emma Read is the author of THE HOUSETRAP and the Milton series, including MILTON THE MIGHTY, one of The Times Best Children’s Books of 2019 (all with Chicken House).
She loves all things spooky (and spidery!) and can often be found walking through her local graveyard … but only in daylight. Like Mark Gatiss, she doesn’t believe in ghosts, but is scared of them. Connect with Emma at @emmydee73 (Twitter), @ediereadie (Instagram) and subscribe at emmaread.substack.com/ for exclusive content
About the illustrator:
Coralie Muce is a French illustrator and concept artist who grew up in Paris and graduated from the Émile Cohl art school in Lyon. She now divides her time between Paris and Lyon.
Coralie has a strong eye for colour and is fascinated by folklore. Inspired by the quirky illustrations of Ronald Searle and the poetry of Eyvind Earle, you’ll often find imagined worlds and magical elements within her work.