Friday, June 8, 2012

The Hungry Ghost of Rue Orleans

picture book
Fred, the ghostly hero of Mary Quattlebaum's The Hungry Ghost of
Rue Orleans, enjoys haunting his home. He considers the dust covered
furniture, leaky roof, and squeaky floors perfect until...
...a man and his daughter buy the house and start to convert it
into a restaurant. They wash and sweep and polish and paint.
Furniture arrives. Food preparation begins. No one heard Fred's
frantic protests.
The day the restaurant opens Fred is at the end of his rope. He
starts juggling and flipping food to make the unwanted guests leave.
But they decide that his presence makes the place even more
What's a specter to do?
Check out this lively, colorfully illustrated just made for read
aloud story to learn how the living and departed find a way to get
along just fine.
On a personal note, I'm very excited that my son will be out of school
for the summer soon.
A great big shout out goes out to my birthday cat, Joseph Jacob
Hathaway, who is nine today. He almost died when he was three. We
are truly fortunate to have him with us and in good health.
Julia Emily Hathaway

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