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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library E C (Text) 33500012589073 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library E C (Text) 33500012589065 New Checked out 09/04/2018
Hallock Public Library e CLA (Text) 35500005945025 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 076368824X
  • ISBN: 9780763688240
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewood Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Boo is new--and it can be scary being new, especially for a shy ghost who can't play any of the other kids' games. Can Boo find a way to fit in and make friends with the rest of the group?"-- Book jacket.
Target Audience Note: Ages 3-7.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 June #1
    It's tough being the new kid, and Boo has it harder than most. Despite finding a friendly group of youngsters—a fuzzy monster, a robot, a jolly T. rex, and a bunny with a unicorn horn—Boo has trouble fitting in. He's a ghost, which in and of itself isn't a problem. It's just the incorporeal part. He can't play bounce ball, because the ball soars right through him. Pick-up twigs and tag pose similar problems. As despair starts to settle over Boo, the other kids strike up a game that he happens to be amazing at: hide-and-seek. Clanton's simple story broaches common anxieties that come with being new, and he buoys it with a positive message of inclusion. His amiable illustrations, rendered in ink, pencil, watercolors, and "digital magic," will further allay children's fears as Boo—a pale blue outline on the cream-colored pages—bravely mingles with his new, candy-colored cohorts. The general playground setting makes this book appropriate for many "new" experiences, from school to camp to moving. A welcome, and welcoming, read. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ben Clanton is the creator of many books for young readers, including Rex Wrecks It!, It Came in the Mail, and the Narwhal and Jelly books. He is not a ghost, but he is somewhat shy. Ben Clanton lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Subject: Apparitions > Juvenile fiction.
Ghost stories.
Play > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.

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