Goldfish Ghost (Hardcover)

Staff Pick Logo
Goldfish Ghost Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Lisa Brown (Illustrator)
On Our Shelves Now
2 on hand, as of Jul 21 4:45am

Staff Reviews

Lemony Snicket always supplies us with oddly charming stories. Goldfish Ghost is a hilarious, slightly dark but wonderfully sculpted ghost story for the little ones, filled with adorable illustrations by Lisa Brown of a little, upside down ghost fish escaping from its bowl and roaming the town, beach, pier, and ocean in search of a new home and a friend. But no one will interact with it, not even the other ghost fish it sees hovering above the sea. Finally, Goldfish Ghost finds its friend, a home in an old lighthouse, and a sense of belonging. -Allen

— From Summer Booknotes 2017


Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water in the bowl on a dresser in a boy's room. The boy's room was pleasant and familiar, but Goldfish Ghost wanted company, so he set out to find a friend.

He floats over the neighborhood, past the pier, and let the breeze carry him into town where he discovers that not many people pay attention to goldfish ghosts.

Off he floats, searching for the perfect home and the perfect friend

and then he hears a voice. . .

Bestselling author Lemony Snicket and illustrator Lisa Brown brings us a fresh and funny take on what happens after your favorite goldfish crosses over to the other side.

A Neal Porter Book

About the Author

Lemony Snicket is the author of far too many books for children, including The Dark, which won the Charlotte Zolotow Award, and 13 Words, which didn't. Despite his best efforts, his series All The Wrong Questions and A Series of Unfortunate Events have allegedly sold more than 70 million copies and been translated into thirty-nine languages.Lisa Brown is the New York Times--bestselling author/illustrator of a number of books for young readers. Recently, she illustrated the critically acclaimed Emily's Blue Period and The Airport Book for Roaring Brook Press. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Daniel Handler, and their son. Goldfish Ghost is Lisa's second book for Roaring Brook Press.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781626725072
ISBN-10: 1626725071
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English