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Leo : a ghost story /

by Barnett, Mac [author.]; Robinson, Christian [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781452131566 (alk. paper); 1452131562 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Ghost stories | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Ghosts -- Fiction | Friendship -- FictionSummary: Leo is a friendly house ghost--but when a family moves into his house, and tries to get rid of him, he leaves and roams the city looking for a friend.
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ANew York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2015 <br> 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-winningExtra Yarn and the illustrator of the Bologna Ragazzi Award-winningJosephine--is destined to become a modern classic that will delight readers for years to come.

Leo is a friendly house ghost--but when a family moves into his house, and tries to get rid of him, he leaves and roams the city looking for a friend.

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Leo, a little ghost boy, has to leave his haunted house behind when it is bought by a family who doesnt understand that he just wants to be friends. So he wanders into the city, meets a little girl who thinks hes her imaginary friend (childrens books current pal de rigueur) but who stands by him loyally when Leos true nature is revealed in the course of his foiling a burglar. The friendship between the youngsters is touching and well partnered by Robinsons purply-blue and black acrylic collage illustrations, warm and sweet and simple with a mid-twentieth-century vibe. But the story is ungainly, taking sixteen prefatory pages just to get Leo out of the house and into the city, where he expresses nostalgia for a past there while wed been given to understand hes been a house ghost all [his] life. Sometimes, too, Leo seems incorporeal, as when a police officer walks right through him, and at other times he clearly has a shape, donning a sheet to scare the burglar, for example. While the book as a whole never quite hangs together satisfactorily, each page does offer incidental and kid-pleasing pleasures of its own. roger sutton (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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