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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 A Ghost In My Suitcase
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A Ghost In My Suitcase begins with the twelve year old protagonist, Celeste LaClaire, flying unaccompanied to China in order to return her mother's ashes to her homeland. She is met by her grandmother who is a ghost hunter and the story revolves around the cultural differences Celeste encounters as she journeys to her mother's birthplace.

The story also tells of Celeste's quest for the truth about her father, an artist who has 'lost' his creative soul, as well as the friendship that gradually develops between herself and her grandmother's adopted child Ting Ting. The multi-layered story is segmented into 27 short chapters and includes a number of pencil and charcoal drawings by Wang.

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Adaptations

y separately published work icon A Ghost in My Suitcase Vanessa Bates , 2018 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2019 14907765 2018 single work drama children's

'The spirits you carry, they carry you too.

'Twelve-year-old Celeste arrives in China to scatter Mother’s ashes, but in no time flat is thrust into a world of magic and adventure. Celeste’s grandmother has carried on the family tradition of ghost catching, and it turns out Celeste has a knack for the hairraising pursuit too.'  (Production summary)

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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Asian setting.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2009 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Puffin.
      Extent: 176p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9780143303794 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Untitled Judith James , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of A Ghost In My Suitcase Gabrielle Wang , 2009 single work children's fiction
Cover Book Review Sharon Greenaway , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 16)

— Review of A Ghost In My Suitcase Gabrielle Wang , 2009 single work children's fiction
Cover Book Review Sharon Greenaway , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 16)

— Review of A Ghost In My Suitcase Gabrielle Wang , 2009 single work children's fiction
Untitled Judith James , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of A Ghost In My Suitcase Gabrielle Wang , 2009 single work children's fiction
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