This book is suitable for reluctant readers of 8-13 with a reading age of eight years. It is printed on cream paper, which is proven to be more restful on the eye. The font is specially designed to encourage a smooth and easy read. There are frequent page breaks, short, headed chapters and illustrations on almost every page. A wide range of specialists, including children themselves, have read and commented on the book prior to publication. Duncan's life is turned upside down when Dean's ghost begins to follow him everywhere. Dean upsets teachers, picks fights and chases dogs, but no one else can see him, so Duncan gets the blame! How can Duncan and his friend get that ghost to go? A madcap, fast-paced ghost story.
Catherine MacPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award in 1994 for Run Zan Run and The Scottish Book Award for Fighting Back (both Puffin). Hailed as 'one to watch' Catherine MacPhail is a sparkling new talent in children's books. She lives in Greenock.