Ghosts by Raina TelgemeierGhosts by Raina Telgemeier


byRaina TelgemeierIllustratorRaina Telgemeier

Paperback | September 13, 2016

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The hotly anticipated new release from #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist, Raina Telgemeier!

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake -and her own.

Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.

Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of Smile and Sisters, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama, which was named a Stonewall Honor Book and was selected for YALSA's Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Raina lives in the San Fr...
Title:GhostsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.01 × 5.56 × 0.81 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545540623

ISBN - 13:9780545540629

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Graphics The Graphics in the Book are amazing. Had to buy the book just for the pictures!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from graphics are wonderful I am a sucker for graphics. If you had read her Smile books or The babysitters club graphics, you will love this. Renia puts a lot of love and character in her books. I think any reader will enjoy this sister bonding novel that features friendship, new town, cystic fibrosis and ghosts. I love Cat and Maya is such a delight burst of engery. love this book.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching Book This is very touching and such a heartfelt book, but at the same time its very funny.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked it This book was not my favourite of them all but still enjoyed it (my students as well).
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh I had higher expectations but at least it wasn't boring
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Daughter loved it My daughter enjoyed this book.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little cousin loved this book! My cousin in grade 6 loves to read these comic books! He says they're really funny and interesting!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Both my daughters are fans of Raina's books! This was another excellent read! They both finished is quite quickly because they couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I thought this book was cool since a character with a disability was included. The story overall was cool and fun to read! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good story My daughter loves this author's books. This was another hit.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from lovely this book was very great! good book to read to younger kids!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This book positively affects children on so many levels. I use it as a "read aloud" in my classes to ignite ideas and discussion.
Date published: 2017-03-31
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Date published: 2017-03-08
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Date published: 2017-02-24
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for 8-12 year olds My girl loved this book and has read it multiple times. What a fun author!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book was great! This book about Ghosts was amazing. Loved it! I would recommend this to friends!
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I hated it... it was creepy and sad... not a god read for young kids
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it A good book to read over the holidays would be this one.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book this is a very good book for children.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book for kids! well... maybe for adults as well
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Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Engaging Engaging graphic novel, quick read. My 12 year old loved it!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gift my 9 year old daughter loves this book. It captivates her and inspires her imagination. Great purchase :)
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I LOVED THIS SO MUCH! :) I bought this around a week ago and I'm SO HAPPY that I did! It has a beautiful story and great for anybody who is instrested!
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #plumreview Great book for kids. My little cousin loved it.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing graphics It was an enchanting read with history and beliefs entwined with modern-day characters. As always, the characters all have a fault, and aren't perfect, which I love because that's human, and we can relate to some things.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book My son loves graphic novels and this was totally appropriate for his age level and he loved it
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really liked it This was a cute read. I loved the coloured pictures and the characters, I loved the bond between Maya and Cat. The story was really good and enlightening on cystic fibrosis and the day of the dead.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Got it for my neice, loved it.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter loved it Like many of this author's other graphic novels, my 9 year old really enjoyed reading this book. I appreciated the author's attempt to introduce children to different family challenges (i.e. sister relationships, moving to a new place, tackling physical disabilities and chronic illnesses) in a age appropriate, yet heart warming way. Enjoyed!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read I did enjoy this book, but found that I was disappointed in comparison to the other books that this author has written.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read I did enjoy this book, but found that I was disappointed in comparison to the other books that this author has written.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely story I read this with my two daughters, ages 7 and 8. It was a nice story about remembering your family and coping with loss. They both enjoyed it and so did I!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bleh Not too bad, but not great
Date published: 2016-11-29
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Date published: 2016-11-27
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Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Comic My 9 year old son loved this book. we purchased it on a night at chapters and he couldn't put it down until he was done the whole book a day later.
Date published: 2016-11-18
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Its Raina had to get it Just had to get it for my daughter who loves her books. This was a good book #plumreview
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Date published: 2016-11-12
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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Ghosts:*"The bright tones and wonderfully expressive figures of the racially diverse cast, not to mention the jaunty, friendly ghosts that waft over the windswept beach town, make this compassionate, approachable, and gentle story about death irresistible."-Booklist, Starred Review*"A can't-miss addition to middle grade graphic novel shelves; hand to fans of the author and newcomers alike."- School Library Journal, Starred Reviews*"Telgemeier's floaty, sea green, protoplasmic beings are just as appealing as her human characters."-Publishers Weekly, Starred ReviewsPraise for Smile:"I so enjoyed reading Smile, I couldn't put it down. It's excellent!" - Lynn Johnston, creator of For Better or For Worse"Raina perfectly captures the small, everyday surprises, dramas, and embarrassments that make up adolescence... A joy to read." - Gene Yang, National Book Award Winner for American Born Chinese"Irresistible, funny and touching." - Kirkus Reviews"It hits home partly because there is nothing else out there like it." - The New York Times Book ReviewPraise for Drama:* "Another dead-on look at the confusing world of middle school." - Publishers Weekly, starred review* "With the clear, stylish art, the strongly appealing characters and just the right pinch of drama, this book will undoubtedly make readers stand up and cheer. Brava!" - Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "Telgemeier is prodigiously talented at telling cheerful stories with realistic portrayals of middle-school characters." - Booklist, starred review* "The full-color cartoon-style illustrations are graceful, assured, and, along with the twists and turns of the plot, guarantee an entertaining and enlightening read." - School Library Journal, starred reviewPraise for Sisters:* "A wonderfully charming tale of family and sisters that anyone can bond with." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "Alternately poignant and laugh-out-loud funny." - Publishers Weekly, starred review* "Telgemeier's art complements her writing to great effect, offering a cheerful, vivid cartoon simplicity that allows readers to instantly engage even as it leaves room for deeper truths to take hold." - Booklist, starred review* "A must-have follow-up to Smile." - School Library Journal, starred review