She Wanted to Be Haunted – Self acceptance picture book

  • 2000

SHE WANTED TO BE HAUNTED is a strange and hilarious rhyming picture book about self acceptance, created for readers ages 3 to 7. Written by Marcus Ewert, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani /

"An utterly original take on themes of self-acceptance just in time for Halloween, this is a potential hit to have on every shelf.” – School Library Journal

Clarissa the cottage is adorable . . . bright pink, with windows that wink, and flowers growing all around. But Clarissa doesn't want to be adorable--being cute is boring.

Couldn't she be like her father, a creepy castle home to vampires and crypts? Or like her mother, a witch's hut full of spells and smells? If only she were haunted! Then she'd be less ordinary . . . What will it take for Clarissa to go from adorable to horrible?

40 pages, Hardcover, 10.5 x 10.5", published by Bloomsbury.

 Artwork © Susie Ghahremani /

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