Gustavo, the Shy Ghost
Gustavo, the Shy Ghost
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Gustavo, the Shy Ghost

Written and illustrated by Flavia Z. Drago
Published by Candlewick Press (MA)
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This winning debut picture book from Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago about finding the courage to make friends is perfect for the spooky season – or anytime. Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Whenever he tries getting close to them, he realizes they just can’t see him. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make them notice him and to share with them something he loves? With fancifully detailed artwork and visual humor, debut picture-book creator Flavia Z. Drago’s vivid illustrations tell a sweet and gently offbeat story of loneliness, bravery, and friendship that is sure to be a treat for little ghouls and goblins everywhere.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781536211146
Publication Date
July 14, 2020
Text Details
This book was typeset in Copse.
Illustration Details
The illustrations were done in mixed media.
Word Count
352
Reading Age
3 - 7 years
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
1199323042
ASIN/ISBN 10
1536211141
ATOS® Book Level
2.5
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
509674
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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