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Goldfish Ghost

Goldfish Ghost

Lemony Snicket; illustrations by Lisa Brown

Roaring Brook Press

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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 let the breeze carry him into town where he discovers that not many people pay attention to goldfish ghosts.

Off he floats, searching for the perfect home and the perfect friend

and then he hears a voice. . .

A Neal Porter Book

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Praise for Goldfish Ghost

"Line and watercolor art gives Goldfish Ghost an unexpected robustness as he palely wafts through the steely sky, balanced by the busyness of the earthly scenes below him; he’s a reassuringly homey and accessible ghost even in his un- earthly state. Like Snicket’s The Dark (BCCB 6/13), this could be a way to make uncomfortable spaces friendlier; it’s also a logical go-to for smaller pet death, and adults who come to snicker will leave unexpectedly moved."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"A lovely, untrammeled look at a pet's afterlife."—Kirkus Reviews

"Don’t expect this ghost story to slip by unnoticed."—Booklist

"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

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About the author

Lemony Snicket; illustrations by Lisa Brown

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 thirty-nine languages.


Lisa Brown is the New York Times--bestselling author/illustrator of a number of books for young readers. 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. This is Lisa's second book for Roaring Brook Press.

Lemony Snicket

Lisa Brown

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