Ghost Book: An After-School Event with Graphic Novelist Remy Lai
Join us at The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) on Wednesday, September 20 at 4:30 pm for a presentation and book signing with critically acclaimed graphic novelist, Remy Lai. From the award-winning author of Pie in the Sky comes Ghost Book, a contemporary middle-grade fantasy graphic novel about a girl who can see ghosts and befriends a boy who is stuck between the worlds of the living and the dead. Perfect for fans of Spirited Away and Coco, Ghost Book is highly recommended for kids ages 8 to 12.
This event is free with registration, to register, please visit our website or CLICK HERE.
More About the Book: July Chen sees ghosts. But her dad insists ghosts aren’t real. So, she pretends they don’t exist. Which is incredibly difficult during Hungry Ghost month, when the Gates of the Underworld open and ghosts run amok in the living world. When July saves a boy ghost from being devoured by a hungry ghost, he becomes her first ever friend. Except William is not a ghost. He’s a wandering soul wavering between life and death. As the new friends set off to return William to his body, they unearth a ghastly truth, for William to live, July must die. Inspired by Chinese mythology, this is a dark yet hopeful tale about friendship, sacrifice, and the unseen world of ghosts.
In a starred review, Publishers Weekly says, "Lai navigates profound questions of fate and friendship via Chinese mythology in this playful graphic novel ghost story [with a] richly imagined underworld."
More About the Author: Remy Lai absolutely does NOT recommend truancy, but when she was in high school, she sometimes skipped school with her friends to watch horror movies in theaters that were eerily empty (because um . . . everyone else was at school). She lives in Australia with her two dogs, who sometimes freak her out by barking at nothing in the corners of rooms. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Pie in the Sky, Fly on the Wall, Pawcasso, and the Surviving the Wild series.