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Gustavo, the Shy Ghost

By Flavia Z. Drago
Illustrated by Flavia Z. Drago

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

THE WINNER OF THE KLAUS FLUGGE PRIZE 2021 A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A great story about making friends by being yourself and the illustrations are a constant visual delight" Malorie Blackman 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…”

  • The bold, beautiful artwork brings to life an authentic, visually rich Mexico City setting inspired by the author-illustrator's own heritage.
  • Perfect for the spooky season or all year round! As well as a perfect Halloween read, this is a tale to empower shy children everywhere.
  • Endorsed by Malorie Blackman and selected for her lovemyread subscription service.

About the author

Flavia Z. Drago was born and raised in Mexico City. As a child, she wanted to be a mermaid. When that didn’t happen, she began her career as a graphic designer and a children’s book illustrator. She has an MA in Children's Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art and was shortlisted for the Sebastian Walker Award. She lives between the UK and Mexico. Find her online at flaviazdrago.com, on Twitter as @Diafla and on Instagram as @flavia_zdrago.

ISBN: 9781406398502
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Dimensions: 248 x 288mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 10/10/21 at 23:01:23
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