Leo: A Ghost Story

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Chronicle Books
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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.
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
New York Times Best Illustrated Book of The Year
Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Books of the Year About Friendship
Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year
"A tender, touching story of friendship and the power of imagination."-Booklist, starred review
"One of the year's best picture books."--Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
"A whimsical tale from Barnett aptly accompanied by enthralling artwork by Robinson."--School Library Journal, starred review
"This deceptively simple story examines deep themes of perception and truth, friendship and loyalty."--Shelf Awareness, starred review
"A beguiling story of acceptance."--San Jose Mercury News
"Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson's deceptively simple ghost story examines deep themes of perception and truth, friendship and loyalty."--Shelf Awareness
"There is nothing spooky about this moving story of friendship, acceptance, and belonging."--Boston Globe
"Offers comfort to any child who shares life with that one constant imaginary friend."--School Library Connection
"Touching."-The Horn Book Magazine
"Dazzling."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A warm and wise story about acceptance trumping difference."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"One of the most exciting picture books of 2015."--Kirkus Reviews
"This gentle tale of friendship and acceptance is feather-light yet enchanting enough to be read over and over."--The Washington Post
"Don't be afraid: This is a ghost story that will warm your heart."--BookPage
" A terrific little story about an unwanted ghost that finds a new friend."--Design Mom
"Defends the joy of invisible playfellows with captivating artwork and text that is a pleasure to read aloud."-- Wall Street Journal
"A charming little ghost who easily captures the reader's heart."--Kid Lit Reviews
"An enchanting tale that will linger in the memories of all who read (or hear) it."--Books4YourKids
"A charming story of friendship and acceptance, told with crisp poignancy, enchanting retro-style artwork, and astute childlike perception."--School Library Journal
"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