The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt

When you're a quilt instead of a sheet, being a ghost is hard! 

Beautifully illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler.

Ghost are supposed to be sheets -- light as air and able to twirl and whirl and float and soar.  But the little ghost who is a quilt can't whirl or twirl at all, and when he flies he gets very hot.  

He doesn't know why he's a quilt.  His parents are both sheets, and so are all his friends.  (His great-grandmother was a lace curtain but that doesn't really help cheer him up.)  He feels sad and left out when his friends are zooming around and he can't keep up.

But one Halloween, everything changes.  The little ghost who was a quilt has an experience that no other ghost could have, an experience that only happens because he's a quilt ... and he realises that it's okay to be different.

I feel like the luckiest author ever to see so many wonderful and unique ghost quilts made by readers and quilters!  I never, ever tire of admiring each photo sent to me or posted on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  The collage above is just a tiny sample.  I love following the hashtag #thelittleghostwhowasaquilt on Instagram. Please if you have made a ghost quilt of your own, I'd love to see it shared. On Twitter and Instagram I'm : @rielnason


-Featured on the debut episode of Ryan Reynold's Bedtime Stories with Ryan
- A Loan Stars Junior Top Ten Pick May-September, 2020
- A Quill and Quire Editor's Pick for Fall, 2020
- Barnes and Noble Bestseller
- Indiebound Bestseller
- CBC Books Canadian Bestseller
- Amazon Bestseller
- CCBC Best Books For Kids and Teens
- Quill and Quire Covers of the Year 2020
- Staff Pick Ages 3-5
- Canadian Children's Book Centre Favourites of 2020
-Nominated for the Doug Wright Awards 2021 Best Kids Book
-Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition published August, 2023

Published in translation in German, Romanian, Japanese and French

"Nason's book, sweet without being saccharine ... The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt also offers a sly twist on the transformative power of Halloween." - Quill and Quire

"For little readers, (Harlan) Coben recommends this heartwarming tale of a little ghost that stands out from his friends. While his other friends are sheets, the little ghost who was a quilt can't fly as fast as them or zoom around like they can. That all changes on Halloween, when he has an experience that changes everything and learns that it's OK to stand out from the rest."

"(A) pleasant, slightly eerie world where the ghosts' cobwebbed haunted house and a contemporary neighbourhood fit comfortably together." - Publishers Weekly

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