More Halloweeniness today! I have bloggy friends to thank for both of these books. The Ghost Library was a very sweet gift from my friend Georgia in Greece. Cinderella Skeleton was featured over on Pen Pals & Picture Books, and I admit, after reading the post, I ordered a copy immediately.
|The Ghost Library by David Melling. Hodder Children's Books, 2004.|
Bo is reading her favorite book ("about a witch with smelly feet") when suddenly, the lights go out. She feels a chill and hears voices in the dark.
There is a ghost library! The shelves, however, are very empty. The thieves introduce themselves.
The ghosts beg Bo for a story. First, she reads her favorite book, as numerous ghosts float into the building.
The ghosts want another story, but Bo tells them it's their turn. Claiming they haven't any more books, the ghosts are stuck, until Bo suggests they make up their own.
Bo and the ghosts fill book after book with tales, "and to this day The Ghost Library is full of stories."
And now for something a little different...
|Cinderella Skeleton by Robert D. San Souci, illustrated by David Catrow.|
Voyager / Harcourt, 2000.
Cinderella Skeleton is less cute, more... pretty? Seriously. I think the illustrations are gorgeous. It's a little macabre and definitely rather funny. It's a favorite around our house.
The stepsisters riding off in the hearse... Ha!
Yes, there's a slipper. But being a skeleton, you know our girl is somewhat fragile herself...
Cinderella Skeleton is readily available in paperback. [Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound]
The Ghost Library was made available in hardcover in the US at some point. [Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound]
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