Ghoulia

Making new friends can be scary!

By Barbara Cantini Illustrated by Barbara Cantini Read by Jordan Killam Children’s Fiction / Halloween / Holiday English Age group 6-12 30m Sell Sheet
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
1 Video DVD Tue Sep 11 00:00:00 UTC 2018 38.99 38.99 9781974922109 Notify Me

Part 1 of the Ghoulia series.

Description
									Ghoulia lives in Crumbling Manor with her Auntie Departed and spends most of her time playing with Tragedy, her beloved albino greyhound. But things aren't as easy as they seem for this little zombie girl-all she wants is a real friend. She tries to venture past the manor's walls, but she can't hide her pale green skin or the deep purple circles under her eyes. The other children will be afraid of her, and no one will want to be her friend. But when Halloween rolls around, Ghoulia hatches a brilliant plan. All the other ordinary children will be dressed up like monsters, so Ghoulia can go out into the town and be entirely herself. In the end, all the kids realize that Ghoulia is (almost) just like them and learn that friendship can come in many forms.
							
Reviews

"Cantini depicts her undead urchin Tim Burton-style, with stitched lips, gray skin, and purple shadows beneath huge eyeballs...the manorial setting has an Addams Family vibe and provides just the right spooky setting for this series opener." - Kirkus Reviews

"Youngsters will connect with Ghoulia’s warm personality and the relatable challenge of making friends. This series starter is definitely a treat." - Booklist

"Cantini’s extensive illustrations are full of humorous details, and Ghoulia is expressive and charming in a Tim Burton kind of way." - School Library Journal