The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch

Illustrated by Dan Santat
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About The Book

Meet Estrella. She can run so fast that she burns up the air, leaving trails of flames wherever she goes.

Her pets -- a Kickle Snifter, a Sidehill Wowser, and a Rubberado puppy -- are as untamed as California, and the pride and love of Estrella's heart.

When the greedy ghosts of old gold miners steal her pets, Estrella will need every bit of her pluck and nimble-footedness to rescue them from the ghosts of Luckless Gulch.

From the author of Swamp Angel and the artist who created The Replacements comes a tale as unpredictable as the California Gold Rush, as tall as a Redwood tree, and as surprising as a skunk selling perfume. Pull a chair up to the wood stove and get ready to laugh!

About The Illustrator

Photograph courtesy of the author

Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal–winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 25, 2008)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416902010
  • Grades: K - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 9

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Awards and Honors

  • NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

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