The House Guest

The House Guest

by Eleanor Nilsson
published 1991
genre Literary Fiction · Young Adult

e-book · $7.99

print + e-book · $24.99

‘The pick of the bunch is Eleanor Nilsson’s evocative, spine-tingling novel about loyalty, friendship and communication across the barriers of death...’
The Sun-Herald

When Gunno breaks into the quiet house with the big garden, he has no idea how it will change his life. Something about the place keeps drawing him back: its daytime silence, its solitude, and the mysterious upstairs bedroom that belongs—or belonged—to a boy very much like Gunno.

As he unravels the mysteries of the house and the family that seems to half-live there, Gunno becomes less certain of his own place in the world—until his destiny is revealed in a chilling and transcendent conclusion.

This award-winning, genre-defying ghost story is a classic of Australian young adult literature.

Children’s Book Council Book of the Year · Older Readers
Victorian Premier’s Literary Award · Children’s Books
SA Festival Award for Literature · Children’s Books

The print edition includes the e-book at no extra cost and free delivery to Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Please contact us at for delivery to other locations or for volume sales.

Member Login

Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.