Jinnie Ghost by Berlie Doherty

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Jinnie Ghost is as thin as the wind, with hair as white as the feathers of owls and eyes like water. Jinnie whispers dreams to children as they sleep: she brings Charlotte’s dolls to life, makes Amy’s carpet bubble with frogs and toads, and conjures up a giant to carry Joe off to a castle in the sky. But at the break of dawn, Jinnie hurries away, leaving only half-formed memories of her ghostly visit. Hauntingly illustrated, this perfectly pitched poem celebrates the power of the imagination, taking readers on a fantastic journey while sending a shiver down the spine.

About Berlie Doherty

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Berlie Doherty, twice-winner of the Carnegie Medal lives in England. Her books have sold over 700,000 copies and been translated into 21 languages. Varsha Baja's two kids were the inspiration for this story. This is her first children's book. Ivan Bates has illustrated numerous children's books, including the best-selling Just You and Me by Sam McBratney.
Published August 24, 2005 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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When the moon is "round as apples," a girlish figure "thin as the wind,/ her hair as white as the feathers of owls," slips through the night air and into bedrooms, delivering dreams to children.

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