Leo

Leo

Price
£10.99

Publishing Date
25/08/2015

ISBN
9781452131566

Leo
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Price
£10.99

Format
Hardcover

Age Range
4-6 Years

Publishing Date
25/08/2015

Pages
52 pages

Height
254mm

Width
203mm

Illustrations
full-colour illustrations throughout

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa

ISBN
9781452131566

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Leo

A Ghost Story


You would like being friends with Leo. He likes to draw, he makes delicious snacks, and most people can’t even see him. Because Leo is also a ghost. When a new family moves into his home and Leo’s efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. That is how he meets Jane, a kid with a tremendous imagination and an open position for a worthy knight. That is how Leo and Jane become friends. And that is when their adventures begin.

This charming tale of friendship—from two of the best young minds in picture books: the author of the Caldecott Honor–winning Extra Yarn and the illustrator of the Bologna Ragazzi Award–winning Josephine—is destined to become a modern classic that will delight readers for years to come.

About the Author(s)
Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson

Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of many picture books, including Telephone and Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the E.B. White ReadAloud Award.

Christian Robinson has illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, which received the Coretta Scott King Honor, a Bologna Ragazzi Honor Award for nonfiction, and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor.

Reviews
"A clever, timeless, quality picture book that will be revisited again and again over many years to come."Picture Books Blogger

"With more gentilesse than ghoulishness, Leos brand of haunting takes on distinctly hospitable tones. This ones a charmer, so whatever you do, dont call Ghostbusters!"MyLittleStyleFile


"This is a wonderfully wise, warm story of friendship and acceptance, and a great one for sharing at this, or any time of the year, especially accompanied by honey toast and mint tea."Red Reading Hub Blog


"A touching, quirky and visually stunning story of friendship and acceptance." Library Mice Blog

"Christian Robinsons beautiful illustrations are simple and stylish; the cool blue palette perfectly captures Leos quiet world and the city scenes evoke classic New Yorker-style illustrations. The text is a good length for confident readers or younger children who want a longer story. The lovely message of friendship in all forms is timeless and Barnetts charm shines through each sentence." Books for Keeps

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