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A ghostly tale of finding a friend after going belly up.

Born on the surface of the water in a boy's room, Goldfish Ghost is lonely and sets out to find some company.

As he floats over the neighborhood, past the fishing pier, and into a cheerful seaside town, he discovers that not many people pay attention to ghosts.

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

and then he hears a voice. . .

Bestselling author Lemony Snicket and award-winning illustrator Lisa Brown have created a fresh and funny picture book perfect for readers 3 to 6.

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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.

About the Illustrator

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.

More by Lisa Brown

The Airport Book


Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.

Hardcover picture book, ages 5 to 7

Emily's Blue Period


A funny and moving story about a young girl handling her parents' separation through her love of art.

 Hardcover picture book, ages 4 to 7

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