COMP CLOSED: ‘The Lonely Lighthouse of Elston-Fright’ by Reece Carter

Acclaimed middle grade children’s author Reece Carter is back with another brilliant book. His latest novel is The Lonely Lighthouse of Elston-Fright. And we have three copies to give away.

Reece burst on to the publishing scene with his debut novel A Girl Called Corpse which became the QBD Children’s Book of the Year 2022 and was listed for several other awards. Now Reece is back with another magical adventure – and this story will transport you to another world.

We’re so thrilled that Reece completed courses at the Australian Writers' Centre before he launched into his career as an author and it’s great to see him go from strength to strength. You can meet him on our podcast in episode 505 and read more about his journey here.

Here’s the blurb:

Being a Lightkeeper is Very Serious Business.

Nobody in Elston-Fright believes in magic anymore. Well, nobody except for Flip Little, his nan and his friends: a girl called Corpse, a ghost called Girl and a very large spider called Simon.

But when Simon is spider-napped by ancient weather ghouls called the Poltergusts, Flip and his ghostly companions turn to the last Lightkeeper's journals for answers. To rescue their friend, they will need to find and return the missing Light to the lighthouse, restoring its lost magic.

Only nothing in Elston-Fright is as it seems. Questions bubble up from the deep. Dark secrets come to light. And pretty soon, Flip and his friends learn that in order to save the future of Elston-Fright, they'll first need to understand its past.

If you’d like to win a copy, simply tell us what makes your life feel magical and why (in ONE sentence). Our favourite three entries will win a copy!

Entries close midday (Syd/Melb time) Monday 16 October.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.

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