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Leo: A Ghost Story

Leo: A Ghost Story

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Considero que cuelquiera puede leer este libro porque apresar de que diga poco, nos deja con un mensaje hermoso. A few have two or three sold ahead of time, but haven’t written them yet, and even less have two or three finished waiting for publication, but SEVEN?

The story has a light touch, but there’s so much depth: a fearful ghost, a take-charge girl, an interracial friendship, and a tale in which fear is integrally and sweetly tied to positive qualities of imagination. Delighted to have finally found a friend, Leo is torn - should he tell Jane that he is not what she thinks, and risk losing her? Meeting a young girl named Jane on a sidewalk, Leo finds a companion, one who can see him, but who mistakes him for an imaginary friend.My favorite illustration is from the part of the story when Leo has just found his first real friend. Especially as we start up a new school year, Leo the ghost is a great example of finding friends, both real and imaginary.

Despite Leo’s ghost status there is nothing spooky about this moving story of friendship, acceptance, and belonging. The best element of this story is the illustration of the little boy ghost Leo, done often on vellum that overlaps other things and characters. An engaging picture-book from author Mac Barnett, whose many amusing tales include Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem and Oh No!Christian Robinson, the book’s illustrator, is one of the most exciting children’s book artists working today. Leo: A Ghost Story is a 2015 children's book written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Christian Robinson.

His pencil drawings feel natural, and don't feel at all like they've been planned out carefully like they probably have done. We're not sure how long Leo wanders, but he is a lonely ghost in a foreign world, for we find out that his town has changed considerably since Leo became a ghost. I also wondered if the thwarted robbery could have been more drawn out and suspenseful, but it was managed well enough. If the ultimate focus is the friendship between Leo and Jane and how their life situations fit together, she deserved more pagetime. Without giving too much of the plot away, he finds a friend though there is a misunderstanding that must be a fairly common occurrence among ghosts.At it's heart, this tale is an affirmation of friendship and acceptance, with Leo learning that a true friend will love him as he is.

But that ambiguity keeps it from falling into the syrupy-sweet traps that make so many kids’ books so irritating.

Christian Robinson can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, but I do prefer his less monochromatic work. It taps into underlying melancholy of Leo’s situation: Leo, of course, is a ghost who haunts a house until its new inhabitants make it clear that they have no interest in sharing the space with him. Leo the ghost lived a life of quiet solitude in an abandoned house on the edge of the city, until the day a new family moved in. From the brilliant author of Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole comes this sweet story of a friendship that goes beyond the land of the living. Jane is sapphire-skinned but reads African-American to me, with her braided or twisted hair — drawn as cheerful little dots — in a high side ponytail.

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