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The Little Scottish Ghost

Illustrated by Werner Maurer
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

A not-so-scary ghost story about a little ghost who learns that she’s better at making people laugh out loud than faint from fear!

Little Ghost is learning how to haunt, but nothing goes right. Her ball and chain run away with her, her clanking armor falls on top of her, and instead of terrifying people, she just makes them laugh.

“You must go to the ghost of Whistlefield,” says Father Ghost. “If anyone can teach you to be scary, he can.”

When Little Ghost goes to Whistlefield, she sees the villagers shaking with fear as blood-curdling shrieks echo from the gloomy castle. But when Little Ghost arrives there, she does not find at all what she expected.

About The Author

Franz Hohler is a freelance writer known for his novels, poems, short stories, cabaret programs, plays, and children‘s books. His work has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Swiss Youth Book Prize, the City of Zurich Art Prize, and the Johann Peter Lever Prize. He lives in Zurich, Switzerland with his wife.


About The Illustrator

Werner Maurer was a freelance illustrator and book designer. He studied at the Bern School of Applied Arts and the State Art Academy in Stuttgart, Germany. He created several popular cartoons for children and received awards for his work, among others in the competition “The Most Beautiful Books” in Germany and Switzerland and the honorary diploma of the H. C. Andersen Prize. Until his death in 2021 he devoted himself enthusiastically to gravure printing—a type of printing valued for its excellent print quality, still used for newspapers, postcards, and magazines.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (July 18, 2023)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735845091
  • Grades: K - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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