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A Ghost Story

Illustrated by Elbert Or and Jill Beaton
Published by Oni Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

2020 Aesop Accolade Award

J. Torres and Elbert Or celebrate 10 years of Lola: A Ghost Story, the critically-acclaimed graphic novel that explores family, grief and Filipino folklore in an all-new edition that includes a revised ending and updated illustrations.

Jesse didn’t really know his Lola (the Tagalog word for grandmother), but he remembers that she tried to drown him as a baby. Strange stories surround Lola: she had visions, she fought off monsters straight out of Filipino folklore, and, according to some, she may have even seen ghosts. Now Jesse is struggling with the same visions Lola had, but Lola's not around anymore, and the rest of his family are too tied up in their own personal demons to help. Personal demons that Lola might have helped with, if she were still alive. As Jesse explores his new abilities, he realizes that he might be the one who needs to step into that role—and that helping others might just help him, too.

About The Author

J. Torres is the award-winning comic book writer of Do-Gooders, Lola: A Ghost Story, Mighty Zodiac, Power Lunch, Rick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators, and Good Night, Gabbaland for Oni Press. He’s also written Archies, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Batman, Degrassi: Extra Credit, Simpsons, Teen Titans Go, and other comics. J. was born in Manila, grew up in Montreal, and currently lives in Toronto. His favorite robots include BB-8, Giant Robo, Iron Giant, Rosie, and WALL-E.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Oni Press (March 24, 2020)
  • Length: 120 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781620106914
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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Raves and Reviews

"Torres's gradual revelation of details will keep readers hanging until they learn the truth."

– School Library Journal

"[. . .] the inclusion of Philippine supernatural lore, told as campfire stories or mixed in with recounts of Lola’s many adventures, makes this graphic novel stand apart."

– BookList

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