Zippel, the Little Keyhole Ghost

Children & Young Adult, Children's Books, Children's Books Age 6+, Children's Books Friends / Family, Bestseller, Bestseller Children's Book /YA

Zippelzefix – there has never been a ghost like this one!

Zippel is a little keyhole ghost. Who ever said that ghosts had to haunt spooky old castles? No, Zippel lives with Paul and his parents - in one of the keyholes in their old apartment. Paul discovers him there the day after his summer vacation, and this is how the most hilarious time of his life gets started. After all, Zippel is a very young keyhole ghost, one who keeps coming up with the most ridiculous nonsense. Spending time with Zippel is so hectic and exciting that Paul quickly grows very fond of his new little friend. But what will happen when the door’s entire locking mechanism needs to be replaced - and Zippel’s home is suddenly jeopardized?

  • A whimsical, feel-good book for the whole family
  • Warm-hearted, witty and achingly lovely - a delightful read-aloud from the first page to the last
  • Illustrations by Axel Scheffler, creator of The Gruffalo

Alex Rühle

Alex Rühle, born in 1969, started out as a hospital clown, a café waiter, and an elementary school builder in Malawi. Since then, he has become a highly esteemed journalist and now works as the cultural editor for Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler is one of the world’s most successful children’s book illustrators. He was born in Hamburg in 1957, and has worked as a freelance illustrator in London since completing his studies at the Bath Academy of Art. His books’ unmistakable, humorous drawings are loved around the world. With The Gruffalo, published with author Julia Donaldson, he created a work now acknowledged as a modern children’s classic. Axel Scheffler lives with his family in London.

Zippel, the Little Keyhole Ghost

Zippelzefix – there has never been a ghost like this one!

Zippel is a little keyhole ghost. Who ever said that ghosts had to haunt spooky old castles? No, Zippel lives with Paul and his parents - in one of the keyholes in their old apartment. Paul discovers him there the day after his summer vacation, and this is how the most hilarious time of his life gets started. After all, Zippel is a very young keyhole ghost, one who keeps coming up with the most ridiculous nonsense. Spending time with Zippel is so hectic and exciting that Paul quickly grows very fond of his new little friend. But what will happen when the door’s entire locking mechanism needs to be replaced - and Zippel’s home is suddenly jeopardized?

  • A whimsical, feel-good book for the whole family
  • Warm-hearted, witty and achingly lovely - a delightful read-aloud from the first page to the last
  • Illustrations by Axel Scheffler, creator of The Gruffalo

Bibliographic Data
144 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-76234-2
First published 2018