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JACK AND THE GHOST launch event at Red Balloon Bookshop with Chan Poling and Lucy Michell

When Oct 24, 2019
from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
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Jack and the Ghost (Chan Poling and Lucy Michell)Chan Poling and Lucy Michell will be at Red Balloon Bookshop on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. for the launch of their new illustrated book, Jack and the Ghost.


In a tale weird and whimsical, as familiar as folklore and as strange as life itself, musical artists Chan Poling and Lucy Michell create a world where even the most hardened soul has to see that grief may be tough, but life is tougher.


"Jack and the Ghost is a gorgeously illustrated meditation on grief and loss, a poignant reminder to not let the ghosts of the past control the present." —Jeremy Messersmith


"Finally, a book with pictures that can put a waterproof mascara through its paces." —Dessa


"Jack and the Ghost is a book with readers who need it—they’re waiting for this book. It does its job with simplicity, charm, and beauty." —Arthur Phillips, New York Times Notable Book winner and international best-selling novelist


"Chan Poling and Lucy Michell have put together a gorgeous little book featuring deep loss, the rebirth of life, and lush illustrations that remind me of Ludwig Bemelmans's art for the Madeline series." —Geoff Herbach, author of Stupid Fast 


"Jack and the Ghost is a haunting tale of lost love and the depths we will go to find it. Jack Cooper seems to have lost everything, but those who love him tell him, with tenderness and strength, tell him he needs to live his life, be a part of the world. This journey from despair to love renewed is, in the end, uplifting, and we are left with hope. In truth, this is a perfect story for all ages." —Julie Poling, Red Balloon Bookshop

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