Ghost in the House

Ghost in the House Cover

Ghost in the House

By Ammi-Joan Paquette; Adam Record (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763655297, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

Boo Watch out for this rollicking, cumulative counting book for a Halloween treat that's more playful than scary.
"There's a ghost in the house, In the creepy haunted house, On this dark spooky night all alone."
When a little ghost goes slip-sliding down the hallway, he suddenly hears...a groan Turns out it's only a friendly mummy, who shuffles along with the ghost, until they encounter...a monster As the cautious explorers continue, they find a surprise at every turn and add another adorably ghoulish friend to the count. But you ll never guess who is the scariest creature in the house

About the Author
Ammi-Joan Paquette has never met a ghost, mummy, monster, skeleton, or witch as far as she knows. This book, she says, was inspired by a game she used to play with her sister: "Most of the details have been lost to time, but I still remember the shivery thrill I got when we played it. So, I drew on that same energy to write a spooky picture book, which eventually became A Ghost in the House." In addition to writing, Joan is also a literary agent representing authors of children s books. She lives outside Boston with her family.

Adam Record started doodling on a bench in church. He only started to get serious about drawing after someone bought one of his drawings. He gets inspired by old children s books and vintage posters. This is his first picture book. Adam Record lives in Utah with his wife and two children."