My First Ghost by Maggie Miller

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This book comes with a free ghost! But, like any pet, ghosts need special care and attention. A playful riff on "My First Pet" books, My First Ghost teaches kids everything they need to know about taking care of their very own ghost. Debut picture book authors Miller and Leviton offer humorous tips on feeding, grooming, and ghostly games which are complemented by charming illustrations with a retro twist.

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Author Bio: Maggie Miller and Michael Leviton are a pair of ghost enthusiasts who wrote their first picture book to help children build healthier relationships with their phantom friends. Maggie is a student living in Iowa City, Iowa. Michael is a musician and memoirist who once worked as a ghostwriter. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.Illustrator Bio: Stephanie Buscema has worked on everything from comics and children’s books to rock ‘n’ roll art and gallery exhibitions. She has also illustrated the picture books Pugs in a Bug, Name That Dog, and Maybe I’ll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight and Other Funny Bedtime Poems. You can see more of her art at
Published August 7, 2012 by Hyperion Books. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Answer in the affirmative, and this fictional handbook should offer all the expert advice needed to make sure “your ghost will haunt you forever.” The opening page warns: “A ghost is a big responsibility.

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Throughout, debut authors Miller and Leviton offer lots of “practical” ghost-rearing advice (“Please do not try to wash your ghost,” they write as a boy sprays his parents’ barbecue with a garden hose, the water passing right through the giggling ghost).

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Audiences who turn that page, and the next, will find not only their very own ghost but also a guide to its care and a catalog of its finer qualities (a ghost is not only better than a pet, it's better than a brother or sister: "Your ghost will never hog the bathroom.

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