Lola: A Ghost Story
Lola: A Ghost Story is a story about family, loss, and Filipino folklore. Lola, the grandmother in the family, has passed away. The entire family goes to the Philippines to attend the funeral. Jess, Lola’s grandson, possesses the ability to see ghosts. He is haunted by ghosts everywhere he goes, and he’s especially haunted by his cousin JonJon’s ghost. While in the Philippines with his family and his extended family, he hears stories about Lola and her powers. Jess is scared the entire time he is in the Philippines since his family keeps telling him ghost stories about Lola, and he keeps seeing JonJon’s ghost. JonJon drowned in the lake behind the house trying to get his favorite car. JonJon’s spirit is able to rest when Jess goes into the lake to find his favorite toy car. There are some religious references and moments in the story, and there are some pictures of scary demons so it may be scary for some children. I recommend this book to anyone who likes ghost stories and anyone interested in Filipino folklore.
|Author||J. Torres, with illustrations by Elbert Or and Jill Beaton|
|Page Count||120 pages|
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