From the brilliant author of Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole comes this sweet story of a friendship that goes beyond the land of the living. Leo is a house ghost, but when a new family move into his home and shoo him away, he ventures out into the big city. Mistaking him for an imaginary friend, he forms a special bond with Jane when she invites him to play. Jane and Leo have lots of fun together but being a ghost is not the same as being imaginary; and Leo’s ghostly nature might just save the day!
Christian Robinson’s beautiful illustrations are simple and stylish; the cool blue palette perfectly captures Leo’s 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 Barnett’s charm shines through each sentence.