Catrina doesn't want
to move to a new town. Away from her home, her
friends, her school. But she is trying to be
brave. They are moving for her sister. Maya
has cystic fibrosis which makes it hard for her to
breathe. The air in the new town is supposedly
better for her lungs so Cat will do all she can to make
the move work. But when they arrive in Bahia de la Luna,
all the people want to do is talk about all the ghosts
that are in the town. The last thing Cat wants to
think about is ghosts and death. She doesn't want
to lose her little sister. When her sister has a
setback after encountering ghosts and lands in the
hospital, Cat wants to protect her. Will she be able to
This is a fast paced
interesting graphic novel about Catrina and Maya moving
with their parents to a better climate for Maya, who has
Cystic Fibrosis. When the girls go exploring their new
town, they meet Carlos and learn their town Bahia de la
Luna, is a hot spot for ghosts. They even have
celebration on November 1st, called the Day of the Dead
to honor their loved ones who are no longer with them.
Catrina is very skeptical and a little afraid of the
concept and does not want to believe the ghosts are
real. As the Day of the Dead approaches, preparations
are being made and Catrina decides to join in the
festivities. What will happen on that night? Will
Catrina be reunited with her own ancestor? Enjoy reading
Ghosts and find out! (Pennsylvania
Young Reader’s Choice Award 2017-2018)
Catrina’s family is moving to
northern California, hoping the cool sea air will make
it easier for her little sister Maya to breathe,
despite her cystic fibrosis. Moving is never easy.
Leaving friends and favorite things behind, while
having to navigate an entirely new place can be
daunting- frightening even. For Catrina, her new home
in Bahia de la Luna is even more so. On their first
day in town, the sisters meet Carlos, a neighbor boy
who explains that their new town is full of GHOSTS. He
explains they’re not scary, but actually the spirits
of lost loved ones, returning to visit. Maya is
thrilled and insists on learning more, but Catrina is
freaked out. When an encounter with an honest-to-god
ghost puts Maya in the hospital, Catrina refuses to
hear any more about them, or from Carlos. But Dia de
los Muertos is approaching, and Maya’s prognosis isn’t
improving. Catrina can no longer ignore her fears, and
must learn to face them, both otherworldly and right
at home. (New
Hampshire Great Stone Face Award nominee,
Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis. Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts and Maya sets her heart on meeting one. (New Hampshire Isinglass Read Award 2017-2018)
|SUBJECTS: California, Northern -- Fiction.
Cystic fibrosis -- Fiction.
Family life -- California,
Northern -- Fiction.
Ghosts -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.