Wow! This book may convert this reviewer to love graphic novels! Garth is a boy with a terminal disease who is accidentally transported to the afterlife before his time. There he discovers that the seven kingdoms of the afterlife are all under control of Vaugner the ruler of Ghostopolis. Follow Garth and his living and dead friends as they fight Vaugner to reclaim the afterlife. The book is well paced and has underlying humor that will make both students and adults chuckle. Who knew that Benedict Arnold would be at it well after he had bit the dust!

Review by Cathy Gray, William Penn Elem. School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5-8

Doug TenNapel – Official Website

Written and Illustrated by Doug TenNapel
Graphix / Scholastic
266 pages
Release Date: July 1, 2010
ISBN: 9780545210270 (hardcover); 9780545210287 (paperback)

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4 thoughts on “Ghostopolis”

  1. When I saw the cover, I thought it would be a fun addition to our Graphic Novels. I hope this is one of the free books, since I did put it on our list of “To Buy For Next Year” already.

  2. This is going on our “to buy” list, too. Looks like a great book to interest those who need the pictures to help tell the story.

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