When Liesl discovers a ghost in the attic to which she has been banished by her stepmother, she quickly makes friends with Po. At the same time Will, an alchemist’s apprentice, continues to watch out for Liesl on his errands. Will swears by himself that no harm should be done to the girl in the window. But this evening, when Will switches a box with another one in Mr. Gray’s workshop, several things take place at the same time.
Not only is Will followed by the alchemist, but also Liesl has to flee from her family home to escape her wicked and murderous stepmother. Will, who keeps on hiding, has followed her. After an unexpected encounter the two set off together with Po to bury Liesl’s father‘s ashes. They do not have an inkling of the dangerous adventure waiting for them.
This book is suitable for readers between 8 and 12 years of age.
Lauren Oliver is the author of the teen novels Before I Fall, Panic, Vanishing Girls, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and are New York Times and international bestselling novels. She is also the author of two novels for middle grade readers, The Spindlers and Liesl & Po, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the cofounder of the boutique literary development company Paper Lantern Lit.
Kei Acedara specializes in concept art, visual development, and character design for film and television. She was born in the Philippines and moved to Toronto Canada at the age of 12. Her career began early, at the age of 16 when she worked as a professional muralist. At age 18 she took a job at a small animation studio doing breakdowns and inbetweens, and was soon majoring in animation at Sheridan College. There she met fellow character designer Bobby Chui, who invited her to join him at his newly formed company, Imaginism Studios. Soon both were designing characters for television, video games, magazines, advertising and commercials. In 2009 Kei and Bobby signed on to design characters for the 2010 Tim Burton adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland“.