The Ghost Catcher

A Bengali Folktale

By Martha Hamilton; Mitch Weiss; Kristen Balouch (Illustrator)
(August House LittleFolk, Hardcover, 9780874838350, 1pp.)

Publication Date: May 2008

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In this Bengali folktale, a barber uses his wits and his trusty mirror to outsmart some scary, but unintelligent ghosts.

About the Author
Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, a husband and wife storytelling team, are recognized nationally as experts at teaching children and adults the art of storytelling. Since 1980 they have been performing and leading workshops together as "Beauty and the Beast Storytellers" throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Mitch Weiss is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and coauthor of "No Way Out" and "Tiger Force".

Kristen Balouch isan award-winning author and illustrator of "The Mystery Bottle, The King and the Three Thieves, " "Ghost Catcher: A Bengali Tale, " and "Listen to the Storyteller: A Trio of Musical Tales from Around the World". She was a "Publishers Weekly" Flying Start, has received the Erza Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, and her books have been selected asa Golden Kite Illustration Honor Book, a CCBC Best Book of the Year, a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, and a Charlotte Zolotow Commended Book. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, and is on the web at
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