The Ghost Behind the Wall

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The Ghost Behind The Wall is a supernatural fiction novel for young adults by the British author Melvin Burgess, published by Andersen Press in 2000 (ISBN 0862644925). Set in London, it features a boy who pretends to be a ghost in the ventilation system of his home apartment building and discovers a real ghost.

Burgess and The Ghost were a commended runner up[a] for the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject.[1]

Henry Holt published the first U.S. edition in 2003 (ISBN 0-8050-7149-0).

WorldCat libraries report Korean and Italian-language editions.[2]


  1. ^ According to CCSU, there were about 160 commendations of two kinds in 49 years from 1954 to 2002, including Burgess and two others (both highly commended) for 2000.


  1. ^ "Carnegie Medal Award". 2007(?). Curriculum Lab. Elihu Burritt Library. Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  2. ^ "Formats and Editions of The Ghost behind the wall". WorldCat. Retrieved 2012-08-13.

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