Singer songwriter Emily Arrow has created a song adaptation of Mac Barnett’s LEO: A GHOST STORY in the folk tradition. We can’t stop singing along and we can’t wait to hear your voices, too!
Christian Robinson, illustrator most recently of Leo: a Ghost Story, written by Mac Barnett, stops by to talk about stories meant to be told visually, challenging himself and his art by limiting resources, and his influence from illustrators from a different time in picture books.
Leo: A Ghost Story is a book that reflects a child’s imagination with its pretend-play, the way a ghost feels commonplace, and the fact that Christian Robinson’s illustrations are created out of imperfect cut-paper. Also, knights of the round table and sidewalk chalk drawings!
This is Leo. He is a ghost, and he is the bow-tied-beau of this story. It’s a ghost story, but it’s a friendship story. A brave story and a bittersweet story.
This week we’re celebrating LEO: A GHOST STORY, a picture book from author Mac Barnett and illustrator Christian Robinson about about a lonely house ghost in search of a friend. Pour yourself a cup of mint tea and grab a plate of honey toast. You’ll want to make friends with Leo right away!
Mac Barnett, author most recently of Leo: a Ghost Story, illustrated by Christian Robinson, stops by to talk about ghosts versus imaginary friends, intense connections, and how the lived experience of being a kid is different from just being a kid.