A #1 New York Times bestseller! 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 tella sweet and gently offbeat story of loneliness, bravery, and friendship that is sure to be a treat for little ghouls and goblins everywhere.
Author: Flavia Z. Drago Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA) Published: 07/14/2020 Pages: 40 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.15lbs Size: 11.40h x 10.10w x 0.40d ISBN: 9781536211146 Audience: Ages 4-8
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level: 2.5 Point Value: 0.5 Interest Level: Lower Grade Quiz #/Name: 509674 / Gustavo, the Shy Ghost
Review Citation(s): Booklist 05/15/2020 pg. 52 School Library Journal 06/01/2020 pg. 48 Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2020 Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2020 Publishers Weekly 08/17/2020 Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2020 pg. 48 Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average
About the Author Flavia Z. Drago was born and raised in Mexico City. As a child, she wanted to be a mermaid. When that didn't happen, she began her career as a graphic designer and a children's book illustrator. She loves color, textures, and shapes and enjoys creating them with different materials and a bit of digital sorcery. She lives in Mexico.