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What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favorite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to). Three: Make sure no one mistakes your ghost for whipped cream or a marshmallow when you aren't looking! If you follow these few simple steps and the rest of the essential tips in How to Make Friends with a Ghost, you'll see how a ghost friend will lovingly grow up and grow old with you.
A whimsical story about ghost care, Rebecca Green's debut picture book is a perfect combination of offbeat humor, quirky and sweet illustrations, and the timeless theme of friendship.
About the Author
REBECCA GREEN is an illustrator, painter and self-proclaimed make-believe maker. She is the illustrator of The Unicorn in the Barn, From Far Away and The Glass Town Game. In addition to working as an illustrator for children's and young adult books, magazines and galleries, she also helps run The Warren, a studio in Nashville that houses five working artists and hosts a variety of community events. Some of her clients include HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Wall Street Journal and Flow Magazine. How to Make Friends with a Ghost is her first picture book.
A Globe and Mail 100 Best Books of 2017 pick
"Green’s picture-book debut is a guidebook that will be useful for anyone lucky enough to meet a ghost. . . . A solid guidebook to shelve with similar tomes on caring for monsters, trolls, fairies, dragons, and the like." --Kirkus Reviews
"[A] tender little love story." --The Globe and Mail
"Utterly endearing… a sweet picture book about enduring friendship." --The Horn Book
"[T]his charming ghost story warms the heart… a heartfelt lesson in kindness and caring, qualities essential to creating ‘lifelong (and beyond) friendships.'" --Booklist
"A warm, enduring friendship between girl and ghost is at the heart of this eccentric, consoling 'guide.' Perfect for Halloween." --The Toronto Star