Author: Susan Cooper


COOPER, Susan. The Boggart. NY: McElderry [1993]. 8vo, [x] 196pp. Black quarter-cloth stamped in white with light blue boards. Maroon endpapers. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author, Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper.

First edition. When Emily and Jess’s family inherits a remote, crumbling Scottish castle, they also inherit the Boggart that lives there — an invisible, mischievous spirit who’s been playing tricks on residents of Castle Keep for generations. Then the Boggart is trapped in a rolltop desk and inadvertently shipped to the kids’ home in Toronto and suddenly everything is turned topsy turvy!