“What a wonderful book! Children will sing along happily with the reader to the well-known ‘When Johnny Comes Marching Home’ melody put to lively original verse and cheerful chorus.”
—James R. Barrett, library media specialist
In this counting book with a spooky twist, ten ghouls sneak out of the hills and into town for some thrills and fun. Children can follow along as the mischievous creatures haunt one by one until the surprise ending. The story explores such concepts as facing fears and overcoming challenges while the colorful and abstract illustrations inspire creativity. The clever rhymes offer a playful approach to learning language skills.
About the Author
Tom McDermott is a singer, speaker, and storyteller who has performed in festivals across the country and abroad. His work has been published in Storytelling Magazine, and he has received numerous awards, including first place in storytelling at the National Irish Storytelling Contest and the John Henry Faulk Award. McDermott is also the creator of Keep the Beat, a performance-based program that teaches children rhythmic skills using everyday items. A United Methodist minister, he earned a master of divinity, with a concentration in pastoral counseling, from Brite Divinity School. McDermott lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
About the Illustrator
Liz McGrath is a self-taught artist whose work has appeared in newspapers and children’s books and on greeting cards. She has served as an associate art director for numerous lifestyle magazines. She received her associate of arts degree, with a focus in graphic design, from Chamberlayne Junior College, which merged with Mount Ida College in Massachusetts. McGrath lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
THE GHOULS COME HAUNTING ONE BY ONE
By Tom McDermott
Illustrated by Liz McGrath
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illus.