Ghosts

Ghosts

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Catrina and her family move to Bahía de la Luna, a small town on the Northern California coast, hoping that the cool, salty air will help her little sister, Maya, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. Cat is not happy about leaving her friends, and becomes even more upset about the move when a neighbor informs the sisters that the town is inhabited by ghosts, and that Dia de los Muertos-- a time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones-- is coming up and is celebrated by the entire town. Maya is thrilled about the idea of meeting ghosts, but Cat wants nothing to do with the Day of the Dead celebrations. Can Catrina set aside her fears for the Maya's sake-- and for her own?
Publisher: New York, NY : Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545540612
0545540615
9780545540629
0545540623
9781338113983
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Te
Description: 239 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lamb, Braden

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Catrina worries about her sister Maya, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. When they move to a town where the Day of the Dead is celebrated, Catrina is more worried than excited. For older children. Also available as an eBook.

Catrina and her little sister Maya move to a new town that is inhabited by ghosts. Should they go ghost hunting?


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blue_panda_3308
Apr 06, 2021

Very heart touching story! I learned a lot about Dia de los Muertos holiday. Would absolutely recommend reading this book 😁!

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mmmarrinan
Mar 23, 2021

My favorite Raina Telegemeier graphic novel. Surprisingly touching, as it addresses a child's life-threatening illness.

STPLKidsCauseway Jan 07, 2021

Cat's family is moving to a coastal town to help Cat's little sister Maya cope better with her chronic illness, cystic fibrosis. Cat must cope with losing her old friends, making new ones, and living in a town where everyone seems to be obsessed with ghosts. This graphic novel helps readers understand what it is like being the older sibling of someone suffering from a chronic illness. It also uses the Mexican culture surrounding Dia de los Muertos to tell the story of how Cat and Maya both come to terms with Maya's illness. This one is definitely a tear-jerker in the best way!

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Falak_Khan
Nov 02, 2020

I feel bad for the kid

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jenniferlethbridge
Sep 24, 2020

My child very much enjoyed this book. She said she believes most kids think it is scary, but it isn't.

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1_330
Jun 25, 2020

i love guts, sisters, ghosts, drama is dis gusting, babsiter club and ya

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bookboy_13
Feb 06, 2020

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo GRATE

Cute but emotional story. A great companion piece to read, if you enjoyed the movie Coco.

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muslimahoke
Aug 21, 2019

i love epl i get to do so many stuffs i have never done back home

loonylovesgood Jul 29, 2019

I was a bit thrown off by the supernatural element in this one, but still a lovely story. Raina Telgemeier never disappoints!

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shayshortt
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.

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shayshortt
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

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