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Stanley Todd Terasaki

Ghosts for Breakfast

Ghosts for Breakfast

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New Voices Award Honor, Lee & Low Books
Notable Children's Book, Smithsonian

When the Troublesome Triplets complain that they have seen ghosts in Farmer Tanaka's field, Papa sets off with his son to hunt the ghosts in this fun story set in 1920s California.


The pounding on the door brings three unexpected guests to our young narrator's home - Mr. Omi, Mr. Omaye, and Mr. Ono. The Troublesome Triplets, as they are called because they always seem to have some sort of complaint, have just seen ghosts - dozens of them - in Farmer Tanaka's field! The ghosts were long and thin and white, very white, and they were dancing in the moonlight.

Papa thinks the situation is great fun, but his son isn't so sure. After all, there are ghosts out there. So Papa decides to get to the bottom of the Triplets' story. He sets off to hunt the ghosts, and he takes his son with him.

Set in California in the 1920s, this delightful father-son story speaks to all young children who yearn to overcome their fears. Readers also come to realize the hazards of jumping to conclusions, for things aren't always what they seem.

In 2000, Lee & Low established its annual New Voices Award to encourage writers of color to enter the field of children's literature. Ghosts for Breakfast was one of the honorees that year.

Author: Stanley Todd Terasaki
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Published: 03/01/2017
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.31lbs
Size: 10.30h x 8.30w x 0.20d
ISBN: 9781620143506

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 65028 / Ghosts for Breakfast

About the Author
Shinjo, Shelly: - Shelly Shinjo is a full-time artist and illustrator. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and has worked in animation, for children's magazines, and for educational publishers. Shinjo and her husband live in Sedona, California. Ghosts for Breakfast is her first picture book. To find out more about Shelly Shinjo, visit her Web site: shellyshinjo website.Terasaki, Stanley Todd: - Stanley Todd Terasaki makes his picture book debut with GHOSTS FOR BREAKFAST, which is based on a similar incident encountered by his mother's great-great-grandfather. Terasaki has a master's degree in counseling and is currently a middle school Assistant Principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has also written two plays that have been performed locally. Terasaki lives in Torrance, California, with his wife and their three children.
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