Gustavo, the Shy Ghost - The World of Gustavo (Paperback)
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Gustavo, the Shy Ghost - The World of Gustavo (Paperback)

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£7.99
Paperback 40 Pages
Published: 16/09/2021
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Waterstones Says

Exquisitely illustrated and utterly charming, Drago's tale of a shy spectre desperate to make a monster friend is ghoulishly glorious fun.

With exquisite detail and humour, Flavia Z. Drago's vivid illustrations tell a sweet and offbeat story of friendship and courage.

Gustavo is a ghost. He is good at doing all sorts of paranormal things, like walking through walls, making objects fly and glowing in the dark. And he loves playing beautiful music on his violin.

But Gustavo also has a problem. He is SHY. Which means some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye-scream or talking to the other monsters. But Gustavo longs to be a part of something, he longs to be seen. More than anything, he wants to make a friend. So, plucking up all his courage, he sends a very special letter:

Dear Monsters, I would like to invite you to my violin concert at the Day of the Dead party...

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406398502
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 290 x 250 x 5 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A great story about making friends by being yourself and the illustrations are a constant visual delight. - Malorie Blackman

This story deftly weaves themes of inclusion, friendship and being true to yourself with striking artwork inspired by the author/illustrator’s upbringing in Mexico City. - Mini Travellers Blog

this sweet and spooky tale of friendship makes a quirky Halloween pick - The Bookseller

[...] terrific illustrations. - The Irish Independent

[...] busy and sweet. - The Sunday Times

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“Spooktacular!”

It's easy to see why this book won an award. The story of Gustavo will resonate with so many children, and the artwork is detailed and expressive. A 'spooktacular' book!

Paperback edition
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“Perfect for engaging reading!”

With a lovable shy ghost as a main character this picture book was never going to go far wrong. I adore the art style. There is so much in each page to look at. Perfect for those younger ones to reread and notice... More

Hardback edition
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Katy Wheatley

“A Super Cute Halloween Tale That Deals Beautifully With Social Anxiety and Making Friends”

This is a very cute picture book for kids aged 3-5 years or grown ups like me if you really like hot pink covers with Mexican sugar skulls and clever and funny illustrations.

This is a wonderful story about Gustavo,... More

Paperback edition
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