ARC REVIEW: The Ghost, The Owl

38882281Book Title: The Ghost, The Owl
Author: Franco
Series: N/A
Genres: Fantasy, Children’s, Graphic Novels/Comics
Format: Advanced Reader Copy

Expected Publication: May 8th 2018
My e-copy was provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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On a cool evening on the swamp, a figure appears dancing across the water. A human figure, but far from a human form. A Ghost, a young girl spirit that seems to have lost its way. A good Samaritan owl decides to help against the wishes of his animal brethren. What mysteries does the ghost girl hold the secrets to and what will happen when she and the owl unlock them together? Will they find out what happened to her? Will she find her way to where she needs to be? What will happen to the animals in the swamp and surrounding forest? An adventure with the most unlikely of pairs, The Ghost, the Owl.

The Story In Three Words: Friendship, Hope, Integrity

As is often the case with children’s stories, what you think is a simple moral tale takes a dark and a dramatic turn. The Ghost, The Owl is no exception to this. The story is a poignant one, made all the more impactful by the beautiful illustrations. With a wistful artistic style, the fantasy plot unfolds in an easy to follow and accessible way. It is also a very quick read (still worth it).

Although I read the advance copy on an eReader, the book will be published in hardback when it is finally released in May. It would make a beautiful addition to any bookshelf. It is easy to see why the illustrator Sara Richard has won awards. The images are magical! 

The Ghost, The Owl is a beauty of a book. Definitely one I would read with my goddaughter once she is a bit older (she’s not even two yet!).

4 Stars
Really enjoyed the story. Related to the characters/issues. Would strongly recommend.

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