Leo: A Ghost Story

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$16.99  $15.80
Chronicle Books
Publish Date
8.1 X 10.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of many picture books, including Telephone and Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the E.B. White ReadAloud Award. Mac lives in Berkeley, California.

Christian Robinson has illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, which received the Coretta Scott King Honor, a Robert F. Sibert Honor, a Bologna Ragazzi Honor Award for nonfiction, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. He lives in San Francisco, California.


"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
" A terrific little story about an unwanted ghost that finds a new friend."--Design Mom
"Touching."-The Horn Book Magazine
"The story has a light touch, but there's so much depth: a fearful ghost, a take-charge girl, and interracial friendship, and a tale in which fear is integrally and sweetly tied to positive qualities of imagination."--The New York Times
New York Times Best Illustrated Book of The Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
"Offers comfort to any child who shares life with that one constant imaginary friend."--School Library Connection
Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Books of the Year About Friendship
Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year
"A beguiling story of acceptance."--San Jose Mercury News