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Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis. Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, but Maya sets her heart on meeting one.
Publisher: New York, NY : Graphix, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780545540612
Characteristics: 239 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lamb, Braden


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A Douglas County Libraries top checkout in 2018.

Catrina and her family have moved to the West Coast for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis. Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told her new town is inhabited by ghosts. AR Level 2.6

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DCLkids Dec 09, 2016

This graphic novel has amazing storytelling. Your child will not be able to put it down. Perfect for ages 11-14.

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Jan 14, 2019

This story has a lot of heart and so clearly communicates the conflicted emotions of an older child in a family where another child is ill. Sacrifices have to be made, like the move we see this family working through at the beginning of the story. We see the love Kat has for Maya and how afraid she is about dealing with the ramifications of cystic fibrosis. I was also surprised to find out how fully this book depicts a community that celebrates Dia De Los Muertos with such joy and passion. Will keep this one in my back pocket to recommend when we are getting close to that time of year again.

Dec 08, 2018

Cool book

Oct 03, 2018

i read this book to fulfil a goal read a book set on or around halloween. this goal made me super nervous since i can't handle scary books really well. this was a children's graphic novel, so i figured i couldn't get to off track. it's actually really sweet. if you liked the movie Cocco you would like this one. it cebrates the day of the dead and our ansestors. it really was a nice story a very quick read.

Aug 18, 2018

this book was really exciting to read as it had many twists and emotions. the title really lives up to its name, and I believe that Raina Telgemeir really knocked this one out of the park.

Aug 14, 2018

I read this to try something new like graphic novel and it is very interesting and short it is great for beginners and can be finished in a short amount of time if read with passion

Aug 08, 2018

Raina Telgemeiers' Ghosts is a one of a kind story about a girl, Cat learning about her heritage and adapting to a new life. In this new neighborhood that Cat has moved to, everyone seems to be talking about the "day of the dead" and the ghosts who frequently came to visit which is a bit alarming at first. However, with the help of her new friends, her sister and her family, Cat discovers a new side of her that she had never known about. Ghosts is a great, short little read that will definitely brighten your day. As well, personally I know that Ghosts is also great to take anywhere and everywhere to read. Thus, I know as a matter of fact that you won't regret reading Ghosts! Rate: 4/5 stars.
- @ReadingIceCream of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 30, 2018

Loved it! I personally love graphic novels!

Jul 13, 2018

My sister loved this book. she also really likes the Babysitters Club graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier.

May 23, 2018

I haven't read much by way of graphic novels (which is probably a little weird, since I make so many comics), and this is a perfect one to begin with if you want to get into the swing of the genre. The story is touching without getting sappy, there's an interesting mystery/supernatural element that's really not creepy, and the art style fits the story and characters perfectly. All around an excellent read, and one I would highly recommend.

May 05, 2018

I found this story uplifting. It brought a happy feeling with it and one of family love.

While is a young graphic novel (tween age), as an adult I found it uplifting, warm and a happy read. Maya's smile and enthusiasm for Life is contagious.

A really lovely story.

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Dec 22, 2016

Cat’s family has just moved to Bahía de la Luna, leaving behind their life in southern California. Cat is sad to be separated from her friends, but the coastal weather will be better for her sister’s health. Maya has cystic fibrosis, and the cool seaside air may help her struggling lungs. Bahía de la Luna turns out to be haunted, and the residents of the town take living alongside ghosts for granted. This terrifies Cat, but Maya is determined to meet a ghost for herself. Unfortunately for Cat, their new neighbour Carlos knows all the best spots as the local tour guide, including the abandoned mission. In order to help her sister, Cat will have to face up to her own fears.

Oct 17, 2016

ok... i decided to do this book for my book recommendation... and here's my summary...

The book, Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier is about an 11 year old girl named Catrina, or Cat, who is unhappy to leave her friends behind for Bahía de La Luna, California. Cat’s sister, Maya, is sick with cystic fibrosis. It is a disease with breathing and digesting with no cure to fix it, so their family moves to Bahía where the ocean helps her with her breathing. Cat and Maya are out on a walk, when they bump into a boy named Carlos who lets out an old secret: there are ghosts in their town. Cat wants nothing to do with them, but Maya sets her heart out to meet one. Carlos agrees to take them out on a ghost tour and Maya finally gets her chance to meet the ghosts. Then, something goes horribly wrong on their trip and Maya is quickly rushed to the hospital. Cat is now terrified that the ghosts will take her sister away. But when the time the ghosts reunite with their loved ones comes, Cat must learn to set aside her fears for her sister’s sake and for her own.

and yah... i copied some parts of the book summary... so...


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Dec 22, 2016

No, girls. November first. It’s a day to welcome back the spirits of the loved ones we’ve lost. I haven’t celebrated in years

Oct 17, 2016

Just go with it!


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