Goldfish Ghost

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$17.99  $16.73
Roaring Brook Press
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8.3 X 0.5 X 10.1 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Lemony Snicket is the author of far too many books for children, including The Dark, which won the Charlotte Zolotow Award, and 13 Words, which didn't. Despite his best efforts, his series All The Wrong Questions and A Series of Unfortunate Events have allegedly sold more than 70 million copies and been translated into thirty-nine languages. Lisa Brown is the New York Times--bestselling author/illustrator of a number of books for young readers. Recently, she illustrated the critically acclaimed Emily's Blue Period and The Airport Book for Roaring Brook Press. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Daniel Handler, and their son. Goldfish Ghost is Lisa's second book for Roaring Brook Press.


*"In the field of pet bereavement narratives, this one stands out for tenderness, originality, and subtlety."--Horn Book, starred review

*"Can a book about death and the afterlife be refreshing and funny? In the hands of Snicket and Brown, indeed it can. This oddball offering should find a welcome home in any picture book collection."--School Library Journal, starred review

*"Line and watercolor art gives Goldfish Ghost an unexpected robustness as he palely wafts through the steely sky, balanced by the busyness of the earthly scenes below him; he's a reassuringly homey and accessible ghost even in his un- earthly state. Like Snicket's The Dark (BCCB 6/13), this could be a way to make uncomfortable spaces friendlier; it's also a logical go-to for smaller pet death, and adults who come to snicker will leave unexpectedly moved."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"A lovely, untrammeled look at a pet's afterlife."--Kirkus Reviews

"Don't expect this ghost story to slip by unnoticed."--Booklist

"Goldfish Ghost is an enigmatic hero--is he lonely, or just fussy?--but Snicket's portrayal of the lighthouse keeper's intuitive kindness and Brown's subdued, moonlit landscapes resolve the story with moments of magic."--Publishers Weekly