The Ghost Collector

The Ghost Collector

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Ghosts aren't meant to stick around forever...

Shelly and her grandmother catch ghosts. In their hair.

Just like all the women in their family, they can see souls who haven't transitioned yet; it's their job to help the ghosts along their journey. When Shelly's mom dies suddenly, Shelly's relationship to ghosts--and death--changes. Instead of helping spirits move on, Shelly starts hoarding them. But no matter how many ghost cats, dogs, or people she hides in her room, Shelly can't ignore the one ghost that's missing. Why hasn't her mom's ghost come home yet?

Rooted in a Cree worldview and inspired by stories about the author's great-grandmother's life, The Ghost Collector delves into questions of grief and loss, and introduces an exciting new voice in tween fiction that will appeal to fans of Kate DiCamillo's Louisiana's Way Home and Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781773212968
1773212966
9781773212951
1773212958
Branch Call Number: j F MILLS A
Characteristics: 187 pages ; 20 cm

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LPL_MaryW Aug 22, 2019

Newcomer Allison Mills (Ililiw/Cree and settler Canadian) presents her first middle grade novel about an indigenous family and their relationships to ghosts. This unique and heartwarming debut features Shelly, a young girl who lives with her mother and grandmother. Their family has always been ab... Read More »


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LPL_MaryW Aug 22, 2019

Newcomer Allison Mills (Ililiw/Cree and settler Canadian) presents her first middle grade novel about an indigenous family and their relationships to ghosts. This unique and heartwarming debut features Shelly, a young girl who lives with her mother and grandmother. Their family has always been able to see ghosts, and Shelly and her grandmother catch them in their hair in order to help them move beyond the physical world (although Shelly’s mother disapproves). When Shelly’s mother dies suddenly, Shelly is anxious for her ghost to appear. But when she doesn’t, Shelly takes matters into her own hands...or hair.

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