Ghost Book: An In-Store Event with Remy Lai

Join us at the store for a book signing with critically acclaimed graphic novelist, Remy Lai, author of the new book, Ghost Book. From the award-winning author of Pie in the Sky comes a contemporary middle-grade fantasy graphic novel about a girl who can see ghosts and befriends a boy who is stuck between the worlds of the living and the dead—perfect for fans of Spirited AwayCoco, and Ghosts. This book is highly recommended for kids ages 8 to 12. Remy will be greeting fans and signing books! This event is free with registration, to register, please CLICK HERE. (It's also okay to just show up!)

More About the Book: July Chen sees ghosts. But her dad insists ghosts aren’t real. So she pretends they don’t exist. Which is incredibly difficult during Hungry Ghost month, when the Gates of the Underworld open and ghosts run amok in the living world. When July saves a boy ghost from being devoured by a hungry ghost, he becomes her first ever friend. Except William is not a ghost. He’s a wandering soul wavering between life and death. As the new friends set off to return William to his body, they unearth a ghastly truth—for William to live, July must die. Inspired by Chinese mythology, this dark yet hopeful tale about friendship, sacrifice, and the unseen ghost world is a dazzling heir to Studio Ghibli classics.

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly says, "Lai navigates profound questions of fate and friendship via Chinese mythology in this playful graphic novel ghost story [with a] richly imagined underworld." 

More About the Author: Remy Lai absolutely does NOT recommend truancy, but when she was in high school, she sometimes skipped school with her friends to watch horror movies in theaters that were eerily empty (because um . . . everyone else was at school). She lives in Australia with her two dogs, who sometimes freak her out by barking at nothing in the corners of rooms. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Pie in the SkyFly on the WallPawcasso, and the Surviving the Wild series.

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Ghost Book By Remy Lai Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250810434
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - August 15th, 2023

Perfect for fans of Spirited Away, Coco, and Ghosts comes a spooky fantasy graphic novel about the friendship between a girl who can see ghosts and a boy who is stuck between the worlds of the living and the dead. An Indie Bestseller!

Twelve years ago, the boy and the girl lived. But one was supposed to die.