Written by Sonia Goldie
Illustrated by Marc Boutavant
Translated from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick

A playful, delightfully illustrated book that sets the record straight about ghosts. Ghosts are not sheets with holes dragging around a ball and chain. Indeed, they're just as colorful and diverse as humans. Here you'll meet the ghost of the chimney, the TV, the kitchen, and the library, to mention just a few.

ISBN: 978-1-59270-142-1
9.25" (W) x 12.38" (H) • 40 pages • HCJ

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“If you think all ghosts wear sheets and say ‘boo!” this book is here to set you straight. How? By introducing the many different ghosts in your neighborhood. […] In short, there’s a ghost for pretty much everything, but Boutavant’s bright, colorful, and playful illustrations of the friendly animal-shaped ghosts in their favorite haunts keep these spooks from ever being scary. In fact, it seems like there’s a playful apparition behind every creak and shifting window shade—nothing to be scared of after all. Goldie’s charmingly off-kilter descriptions of everyday ghosts paired together with the cheery childlike illustrations make for a delightful oddball treat.” — STARRED REVIEW, Sarah Hunter, Booklist

“In this quirky import, Goldie and Boutavant put to rest the old stereotype of sheet-wearing, ball-dragging, ‘Boo’-shrieking ghosts and present an array of imaginative household haunters, each with its own unique traits and looks. For example, a gluttonous kitchen ghost gobbles up food from the fridge; the ghost of the attic ‘likes to spend his time remembering the good old days.’ Most of the specters are more peculiar than scary, though some are spookier than others: the ghost of the night hides under the bed, then comes out when it's dark to tickle feet, while the television ghost watches TV but grabs the unwary watcher during scary moments. Cleverly laid out spreads feature text in varied fonts that has been integrated into the illustrations and dazzle with minutiae of unexpected details and strange creatures.” —Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, School Library Journal

“... Ghosts is a whimsical introduction to the domestic variety of ghost populating the bedrooms and kitchens of our homes. [...] Ghosts may be the stuff of nightmares, but these guys are an exceedingly likeable bunch of spooks.” —32 Pages

"This is a great read around the holiday season for the whole family and children as young as four." —Momma's Bacon

“The details in these pictures is astounding. Each spread has quirky spooks and spooky quirks, and each of these ghosts has enough character to erase that old, boring ball and chain […] Perfect for anyone who likes mini-stories, visual feasts, and the fun of being scared.” —Design of the Picture Book


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