Taxi Ghost: (A Graphic Novel) (Paperback)

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Staff Reviews

I loved this story so much. Nothing like going on winter break, getting your first period, and finding out you can see and talk to ghosts! All the characters, even the ones you only meet briefly, are so full and complex. The art is lovely, and the story line is cute, relatable, and pulls you in.

— Kalli


In this hilarious and heartwarming graphic novel, a young girl's first period brings an unexpected gift: the ability to see ghosts! As she meets these spectral visitors, she uncovers her family's secret lineage of mediums, while learning about the power of compassion and community.

Adèle just wants to spend her winter break at the library, cozied up with her favorite books, and completely forgetting abut her friends who are all traveling to warmer climates. Unfortunately, life has other plans...not only does Adèle get her first period...but she learns she comes from a long line of mediums!

And if seeing ghosts wasn't enough of a surprise, Adèle learns that not only can she interact with them, but apparently, they've been using her sister's car to get around the city for years! When the ghosts won't leave her alone Adèle starts to get to know about them and their problems. Maybe helping them out will be just what she needs for an exciting winter break!

From Sophie Escabasse, the author of the beloved Witches of Brooklyn, comes a brilliant graphic novel that explores growing up and the importance of standing up for what you believe in.

About the Author

Sophie Escabasse lives in Montreal with her husband and three children and their black cat, Terrence. Previously from Brooklyn, Sophie travels constantly and is thrilled to talk about her love of stories with school and bookstores. She has illustrated many books for middle-grade readers, including her bestselling graphic novel series Witches of Brooklyn. She has been a graphic novel lover for as long as she can remember, and she enjoys fun and expressive characters. @essoffi

Praise For…

"In this empowering and fanciful ghost story, the creator tackles issues such as gentrification, the afterlife, and cultural traditions surrounding menstruation." —Publishers Weekly

"An appealing and creative coming-of-age tale." —Kirkus Reviews

"Escabasse’s detailed, deeply expressive artwork steals the show....tweens who like ghost stories grounded in real-life concerns will likely get a kick out of it." —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593565971
ISBN-10: 0593565975
Publisher: Random House Graphic
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English