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Anyone who has ever had to relocate as a kid can likely identify with Cat’s frustration when the family has to move away from all of her friends and the only home she has known.  To make matters worse, they are moving from beautiful, sunny Southern California to a colder, oceanside town in Northern California - where not only the climate is unfamiliar, but so is the prevalence of the ghosts who see their new town, Bahia de la Luna, as the perfect place to hang out!  Raina Telgemeier’s artwork and writing is lovely and engaging as she explores Cat’s and Maya’s approach to the ghosts, Maya’s illness, the big move, and the approach of the Dia de los Muertos celebration in their own ways.The beauty of it is that anyone, really, can relate to this story of family and the bonds of love that extend beyond the here and now.  [Lydia]

— From Ghosts


Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahia de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahia de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake -- and her own.

Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.

About the Author

Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of Smile and Sisters, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama, which was named a Stonewall Honor Book and was selected for YALSA's Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780545540629
ISBN-10: 0545540623
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: September 13th, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English