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Zen Ghosts by Jon J. Muth
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it was amazing
bookshelves: five-star-picture-books, magical-realism, supernaturals, utterly-beautiful-art

A moon princess, an atomic-breath monster, and an owl-pirate are told a ghost story by their panda mentor. And it is honestly one of the most breath-taking stories within a picture book I've ever read. The artwork is gorgeous, including the front and back inside covers, and especially the Japanese ink style paintings during the story-within-the-story. Zen Ghosts is a wonderful introduction to philosophical koans. It's a ghost story, and a contemplation of the many selves we hold within and present to so many different people in our lives, that will stay with me for a long time. This book gave me a warm and glowing feeling, like a lantern blinking at the end of a road leading home. And I can't help but be thankful for its lovingly spooky contents.

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Reading Progress

Started Reading
October 5, 2018 – Finished Reading
October 19, 2018 – Shelved
October 19, 2018 – Shelved as: five-star-picture-books
October 19, 2018 – Shelved as: magical-realism
October 19, 2018 – Shelved as: supernaturals
October 19, 2018 – Shelved as: utterly-beautiful-art

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