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Zippel, the Little Keyhole Ghost Takes a Wrong Turn

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

Warm-hearted, witty and achingly lovely

Ever since Zippel, the real-life keyhole ghost, moved into Paul’s bedroom, every day has been a barrel of laughs. This time, Zippel has decided that he would like to celebrate his birthday for the first time – that’s when you get presents, after all! He chooses the 51st of Kalember as his new birthday, which just happens to be the very next day. The little ghost’s biggest birthday wish is to ride on the ghost train…
But soon disaster strikes: Zippel suddenly disappears into the darkness of the ghost train, nowhere to be found. It must be the fault of one of those pesky “addaults”! Paul has to do everything he can to save his beloved Zippel, with this mission leading to a tremendous adventure.

• A delightful read-aloud from the first page to the last
• Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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 Takes a Wrong Turn

Warm-hearted, witty and achingly lovely

Ever since Zippel, the real-life keyhole ghost, moved into Paul’s bedroom, every day has been a barrel of laughs. This time, Zippel has decided that he would like to celebrate his birthday for the first time – that’s when you get presents, after all! He chooses the 51st of Kalember as his new birthday, which just happens to be the very next day. The little ghost’s biggest birthday wish is to ride on the ghost train…
But soon disaster strikes: Zippel suddenly disappears into the darkness of the ghost train, nowhere to be found. It must be the fault of one of those pesky “addaults”! Paul has to do everything he can to save his beloved Zippel, with this mission leading to a tremendous adventure.

• A delightful read-aloud from the first page to the last
• Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Bibliographic Data
160 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-76342-4
First published 2021