Booksmith is happy to welcome back Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown for their newest collaboration Goldfish Ghost. Please join us!
Well-loved as the author of the hugely successful A Series of Unfortunate Events books (now a Netflix original series), Lemony Snicket brings his signature dark, weird, and just a bit unfortunate writing style to Goldfish Ghost. Succinct and visually compelling, the combination of Snicket’s text with critically acclaimed artist Brown’s warm visual world make this an unforgettable tale.
Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water in the bowl on a dresser in a boy’s room. The boy’s room was pleasant and familiar, but Goldfish Ghost wanted company, so he set out to find a friend. He floats over the neighborhood, past the pier, and lets the breeze carry him into town where he discovers that not many people pay attention to goldfish ghosts. He floats on until, in search of the perfect home and the perfect friend, he finds belonging with an unexpected friend.
«Goldfish Ghost is an enigmatic hero―is he lonely, or just fussy?―but Snicket’s portrayal of the lighthouse keeper’s intuitive kindness and Brown’s subdued, moonlit landscapes resolve the story with moments of magic.»―Publishers Weekly
Lemony Snicket is the author of far too many books for children, including The Dark, which won the Charlotte Zolotow Award, and 13 Words, which didn’t. Despite his best efforts, his series All The Wrong Questions and A Series of Unfortunate Events have allegedly sold more than 70 million copies and been translated into 39 languages.
Lisa Brown is the New York Times bestselling illustrator, writer and cartoonist. Her books include How to Be, The Latke That Couldn't Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket, and Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert. Recently, she illustrated the critically acclaimed Emily's Blue Period and The Airport Book for Roaring Brook Press. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Daniel Handler, and their son, but is more easily found at americanchickens.com.
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