Ghosts (Paperback)

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When Catrina and her family move out of the heat and pollution of the city to a tiny ocean-side town in Northern, CA, she knows she should be happy; the air will be better for her sister to breath, it will help her become well and strong. They explore the town and find a ghost tour given by their new neighbor - the whole town seems to believe in ghosts! But Catrina has a fear of the supernatural - can she overcome it to embrace her new town?
Great adventure and an exploration of Mexican-American traditions and how to connect with your family roots. Lovely story of family and personal growth. — Leah Moore

Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel, Ghosts, is spooky and funny all in one! Catrina's family has moved to a new town for her sister, Maya's health. But what they find is a little more than anyone bargained for: the town is known for being populated by very friendly people but also very friendly ghosts! A story that mixes family, friendship and even a bit of culture. Great for ages 10-14 and adults. — Jeanette

— Scholastic


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.

About the Author

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 Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at

Praise For…

* "Telgemeier has her finger on the pulse of middle-grade readers, and this might be her best yet." -- Booklist, starred review

* "Telgemeier's bold colors, superior visual storytelling, and unusual subject matter will keep readers emotionally engaged and unable to put down this compelling tale." -- Kirkus Reviews, 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 review

* "The story is consistently engaging, the plot is tightly built." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[A] gem of a graphic novel" -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Raina Telgemeier's characters fizz with visual energy." -- The New York Times Book Review

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780545540629
ISBN-10: 0545540623
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: September 13th, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English
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