A Friend for Ghost (Hardcover)

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A Friend for Ghost (Hardcover)


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Ghost is a bit lonely until a red balloon bobs past him one day. A sweet story about friendship, this charming picture book is perfect for those who want to embrace the fall vibe without the spooky side.

— Chelsea

Friendship comes in the most unlikely of places when a lonely ghost meets a buoyant new companion.

“Above a noisy family,
On a crowded street,
In the big city,
In a dark lonely attic,
Lived Ghost.”

For Ghost, it can be pretty hard to make new friends. Some people are frightened, others don’t understand, most don’t seem to realize Ghost is even there.
One day when a bright red balloon wanders Ghost’s way, the connection is instantaneous. Together they do everything Ghost had ever hoped to share with a friend, but balloons rarely stick around for long.  That’s when Ghost learns that when you’re looking for a friend, a friend might find you.
With A Friend for Ghost Suzanne Kaufman, New York Times Bestselling illustrator of All Are Welcome, brings her talents to bear in an utterly charming tale about friendships and the wish to find them.
Suzanne Kaufman is the illustrator of the New York Times Bestseller All Are Welcome and the follow-up, Big Feelings, written by Alexandra Penfold. She also illustrated 100 Bugs by Kate Narita. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Product Details ISBN: 9780823448524
ISBN-10: 0823448525
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
"Kaufman’s emotionally rich, sketchlike compositions . . . exude immediacy and empathy."—Publishers Weekly

"A whimsical tale of ghostly friendships, ideal for a cheerful autumn storytime."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] lovely title . . . . The emotional journey of Ghost is captured through expressive illustrations of Ghost and Ghost's surroundings. Ghost does not have a personal pronoun which creates a wonderful opening for classroom or story-hour discussion. . . . Recommended for libraries looking for sweet ghost stories as well as titles on friendship and the challenges of making friends"—School Library Journal

"[This] tale offers plenty of opportunities to spark discussions about friendship and compatibility. . . . Children will enjoy seeing ghosts behaving as nonthreatening, fun-seeking, and peoplelike."—Kirkus Reviews