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

Oct 31, 2019

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.