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The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt

A picture book by Riel Nason, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler.

Riel Nason, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

Ghosts are supposed to be sheets, light as air and able to whirl and twirl and float and soar. But the little ghost who is a quilt can't whirl or twirl at all, and when he flies, he gets very hot.

He doesn't know why he's a quilt. His parents are both sheets, and so are all of his friends. (His great-grandmother was a lace curtain, but that doesn't really help cheer him up.) He feels sad and left out when his friends are zooming around and he can't keep up.

But one Halloween, everything changes. The little ghost who was a quilt has an experience that no other ghost could have, an experience that only happens because he's a quilt…and he realizes that it's OK to be different. (From Tundra Books)

Riel Nason is an artist and author from New Brunswick. Her debut novel, The Town That Drowned, won the Commonwealth Book Prize for Canada and Europe and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She is also the author of the 2016 novel All the Things We Leave Behind

Byron Eggenschwiler is an illustrator who has contributed to publications like the New York Times, New Yorker and GQ. He also illustrated the books Operatic by Kyo Maclear and Coyote Tales by Thomas King.

Other books written by Riel Nason

Other books illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

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