Ghost Wings by Barbara Joose, Barbara M. Joosse, Giselle Potter


Ghost Wings by Barbara Joose, Barbara M. Joosse, Giselle Potter

Set in Mexico amidst the monarch butterflies' annual migration and during the Days of the Dead, Ghost Wings, written by Barbara M. Joosse, author of the best-selling Mama, Do You Love Me?, and illustrated with the luminescent artwork of Giselle Potter, is the touching story of a little girl whose very best friend is her grandmother. But one spring, Grandmother becomes thin as smoke. When she dies, Papa says, When you love someone they never really leave. But to the little girl, Grandmother seems impossibly far away. Who will sing to her? Who will chase the monsters from under her bed? Then, during the Days of the Dead, something extraordinary happens that brings Papa's words vividly to life. Ideal for one-on-one sharing as well as a group discussion, Ghost Wings' poignant message of the endurance of love and the power of memory is sure to linger long after the book is closed. A discussion guide is included.

About the Author

Barbara M. Joosse is the author of nearly twenty books for children. She lives in a little stone house in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Other books by Barbara M. Joosse, published by Chronicle Books:Mama, Do You Love Me? illustrated by Barbara Lavallee (ISBN: 087701759X, hardcover, ISBN: 0811821315, board book) A striking volume which uses a timeless culture to convey a timeless message. - Publishers Weekly Winner of the golden Kite Award; American Bookseller, Pick of the Lists ; Parents Magazine, Best Books of the Year ; School Library Journal, starred review Giselle Potter lives in Rosendale, New York and comes from a long line of painters. Ghost Wings is her ninth children's book, her first with Chronicle Books.

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40 pages
Interest Age: 4-8


Barbara Joose, Barbara M. Joosse, Giselle Potter
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Chronicle Books

Publication date

24th May 2001



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