Ghosts are People Too Review

by Nick Devonald on November 11, 2020

Writer: Peter Ricq
Artist: Peter Ricq

Ghosts Are People Too is a bit of a departure from our normal reviews here at CTG, rather than a comic or graphic novel it’s an illustrated book. Close enough to our usual content though that when the opportunity to review it came along I jumped at the chance. Billing itself as an all ages book I would argue that it’s aimed at a younger reader. I read it with my seven year old, who absolutely loved it, but my personal feelings were that the language within the book was perhaps aimed at an even younger reader, although seven is a good age to grasp some of the concepts and themes of the book.

The story is narrated by Ethan Alby, a little boy who happens to be a ghost. As the story goes on we learn that Ethan is just like any other little boy, only he’s a ghost. It’s a great way to show children that even though there may be differences between people when it boils down to it people are people, even if sometimes people are ghosts. While these kind of morals have been explored plenty of times in the past using a ghost as a storytelling tool feels quite original, and the story is entertaining enough that adults will enjoy reading it to their children.

A favourite section of the book is at the end, in a section titled Real Ghost Stories. Here we get three examples of real life hauntings, and my little boy lapped these up. He was still asking questions and wanting to learn more the next morning, and made me promise to read it again at bedtime. If that’s not a strong recommendation I don’t know what is?

The art is very detailed throughout, it’s really in keeping with the haunted, all ages, family friendly vibe that the story is going for. It makes it easy for the reader to sympathise with Ethan, even though the story itself is great for doing that.

Ghosts are people too is currently looking for funding at Kickstarter and isn’t too far off its target, to find out more check it out here:
An entertaining story aimed at a younger reader, kids will love it, and it’s filled with the subtle moral stories that the best kids tales have.

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