Ghost Boy and the mystery of the gold locket 

* Based on the Ghost Boy novel by award winning Australian author Felicity Pulman.


Ghost Boy is a timeslip novel set partly in the grisly past of the Quarantine Station in Sydney.

Froggy dreams about drowning. When his nightmare begins to come true, he is saved by the mysterious ghost boy, Tad. Froggy learns that his future lies in understanding the past, when Sydney was gripped by disease and there was death and disorder at the Quarantine Station.

Tad has something to hide, and Froggy doesn't trust him. Cassie could help, but she doesn't like Froggy and she doesn't believe in ghosts either! They will have to learn to trust each other if they want to solve the secrets of the past. The final test needs all of Froggy's courage and strength. If he can find what has been lost for more than a hundred years, maybe he and Tad can both be set free.

Published by: Random House Australia, Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW 2060. Website:

Ghost Boy is on the NSW Premier's Reading List, 2010; and the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge list