Despite being depressingly far from the suggested age for The Ghost the Owl, I loved this middle grade (ages 9-12) comic. The story was intriguing. The artwork is unusual but superb. It merges a picture book and a graphic novel into a surreal dream world of the afterlife.
A girl wakes up in a swampy wood. She remembers nothing but that “people don’t voluntarily help others”. An owl explains that if she can understand his words, she must be a ghost. The owl tries to help the ghost girl find out how she arrived in the forest because a human had helped him previously.
The Ghost the Owl shows the value of helping others subtly. It is recommended for ages 9 and up. 4 stars! Pre-released to comic shops on 5/2/18 and out everywhere on 5/15/18.
Thanks to the publisher, Action Lab, for an advanced copy of this book.