Leo A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett

Leo A Ghost Story

Written by Mac Barnett
Illustrated by


Leo A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett

You would like being friends with Leo. He likes to draw, he makes delicious snacks, and most people can't even see him. Because Leo is also a ghost. When a new family moves into his home and Leo's efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. That is how he meets Jane, a kid with a tremendous imagination and an open position for a worthy knight. That is how Leo and Jane become friends. And that is when their adventures begin. This charming tale of friendship--from two of the best young minds in picture books: the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning Extra Yarn and the illustrator of the Bologna Ragazzi Award-winning Josephine--is destined to become a modern classic that will delight readers for years to come.


A warm and wise story about acceptance trumping difference. -Publishers Weekly, starred review Dazzling. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review A tender, touching story of friendship and the power of imagination. -Booklist, starred review A whimsical tale from Barnett aptly accompanied by enthralling artwork by Robinson. --School Library Journal, starred review A charming little ghost who easily captures the reader's heart. --Kid Lit Reviews Defends the joy of invisible playfellows with captivating artwork and text that is a pleasure to read aloud. -- Wall Street Journal An enchanting tale that will linger in the memories of all who read (or hear) it. --Books4YourKids This gentle tale of friendship and acceptance is feather-light yet enchanting enough to be read over and over. --The Washington Post One of the year's best picture books. --Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast One of the most exciting picture books of 2015. --Kirkus Reviews Don't be afraid: This is a ghost story that will warm your heart. --BookPage This deceptively simple story examines deep themes of perception and truth, friendship and loyalty. --Shelf Awareness, starred review There is nothing spooky about this moving story of friendship, acceptance, and belonging. --Boston Globe Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson's deceptively simple ghost story examines deep themes of perception and truth, friendship and loyalty. --Shelf Awareness A charming story of friendship and acceptance, told with crisp poignancy, enchanting retro-style artwork, and astute childlike perception. --School Library Journal

About the Author

Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the author of several award-winning books for children, including President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, and Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and a Caldecott Honor. Mac Barnett lives in California, USA.

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52 pages


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Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st August 2015



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