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MN Reads: "Jack and the Ghost" by Chan Poling and illustrated by Lucy Michell

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You might expect the partnership of Chan Poling (The  Suburbs, The New Standards) and Lucy Michell (Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles) to produce a musical - or at least an album.

But instead, they've produced a picture book.

Fellow musician Jeremy Messersmith says:

Jack and the Ghost is a gorgeously illustrated meditation on grief and loss, a poignant reminder to not let the ghosts of the past control the present.

Chan Poling says it's not a picture book for children, it's a children's book for adults, who, he hopes will find themselves in a flood of "beautiful tears" at the end.

Jack and the Ghost is published by the University of Minnesota Press.

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