Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Great (Post) Holiday Give Day 4 - Gus Was a Friendly Ghost

Yes! Day four of the Great (Post) Holiday Give is a new reprint from Purple House Press of the classic Gus Was a Friendly Ghost.

There was once a friendly ghost, by the name of Gus, who lived in an old house in the country. Mr. and Mrs. Scott and their twins, Susie and Sammy, lived there too during the summer. Then autumn came and the Scott family left. Which meant Gus had nothing to do but sit around.

One day, during a walk, he met Mouse, who was cold and hungry. "Come spend the winter at my house!" cried Gus.

Thus begins an unlikely but heartwarming friendship. First published in 1962, children have delighted in this story and other Gus the Ghost books for over fifty years. Seymour Fleishman's sweet, nostalgic illustrations bring Gus, the Scotts and Mouse to life.

So without further blah blah, I will be giving away one copy of this sweet, spooky book. To be entered to win a copy, simply comment on this post by 11:59 PM CT Wednesday, January 7. The winner will be announced the next day!!!! 

The Great Holiday Give will run through Wednesday so be sure and check back each day to find out about a new vintage reprint and enter to win a different book. Good luck!

Great Holiday Give Day One: The Beast of Monsieur Racine by Tomi Ungerer
Great Holiday Give Day Two: Loretta Mason Potts by Mary Chase
Great Holiday Give Day Three: The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature


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  1. Ah, I had this book! I wonder if I still have it. Memories...!

  2. My comment is that I didn't even realize this was a giveaway at first! I was so excited to see the cover I didn't read the entire post. Anyway, wonderful blog and thanks.

  3. I had Gus Was a Mexican Ghost! Great memories. I'd love to win this one. Thanks for the chance!

  4. Looks super cute!

  5. Would love to have this book!

  6. This looks like a sweet book. Love to read it to my grandchildren.

  7. Awesome! I'm sure my kids would be so excited to read this.

  8. This also looks like a wonderful read!
    Thank you for the great giveaways!

  9. Thanks so much for the memory as well as the giveaway! The sight of this cover takes me back to my childhood library!

  10. Oh, Gus! My girls love him and this is one of his books that is not already in their collection!

  11. I absolutely loved this book when I was a kid. The illustrations are timeless and the story is so sweet.