THE GHOUL NEXT DOOR / UP TO NO GHOUL (Cullen Bunn & Cat Farris)

Cullen Bunn announced a new middle reader graphic novel he’s working on with Cat Farris called The Ghoul Next Door .

In The Ghoul Next Door , an 11-year-old boy named Grey Brighton befriends a ghoul named Lavinia after she helps him with a history project; a map of the local cemetery. Lavinia presents Grey with presents that are considerate by ghoul standards (and gruesome by human standards). When she brings him home to meet the fam, Grey is given an impossible choice: become a ghoul himself by eating the dead, or die.

Lavinia helps her friend escape, only to put them both on a collision course with the spirit of a vengeful witch. The witch threatens to hold Lavinia captive, unless Grey helps steal the witch’s mortal remains which the ghouls have been snacking on.

Can Grey find the courage to face death in the land of the ghouls to save his friend’s life?

HarperCollins plans to release the book on July 31, 2021.

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Up to No Ghoul

In this thrilling and spooky middle grade graphic novel companion to The Ghoul Next Door by New York Times bestselling author Cullen Bunn and Cat Ferris, Lavinia and Grey team up again to solve the town’s mystery.

Ever wake up in the middle of the night to awful nightmares about vampires?

When a mysterious blood bank rolls into town, Grey can’t help but get an eerie feeling. Could it be linked to his nightmares about vampires? After some investigating, Grey learns it’s something more sinister than he could ever imagine . . . and there’s only one creature who can help him—Lavinia.

Despite the fact they are forbidden to talk to one another again, this spooky mystery is bigger than any promises between the ghouls and humans.

This fun, lightly spooky adventure is a good Halloween read but is also the perfect graphic novel read all year round. It’s a wonderful escape from everyday life, providing readers with a good scare and plenty of laughter.

The Ghoul Next Door was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. « This fast-paced blend of humor and horror is essentially an against-the-odds friendship story., » praised Kirkus.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperAlley (August 9, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 200 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 006289613X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0062896131
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 - 12 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 3 - 7