Sheets

by Brenna Thummler

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  • Item #5236 in BookBeat BookBeat
    • Grades: 5 - 9
    • Ages: 10 - 14
    • Format: Paperback Book
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Short Summary
Wendell is a ghost stuck inside of a bedsheet. Marjorie is stuck working for the family business. Welcome to the world’s most haunted laundromat!

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Enchanting Story of Friendship and Forgiveness, Easy-to-Read Graphic Novel with Eerie Illustrations, Bittersweet Humor with Lots of Heart

Topics and Themes:
Ghosts, Bed Sheets, Laundromats, Family Businesses, The Afterlife, The Search for Meaning and Purpose, Forgiveness and Second Chances, Unlikely Friendships
Some mature content.

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Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical 13-year-old in charge of the family laundry business, Marjorie has a daily routine that features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for.

Wendell is a ghost, a boy who lost his life much too young. His daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.



When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters, as Wendell transforms Glatt’s Laundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day. While Wendell attempts to create a new afterlife for himself, he unknowingly sabotages the life that Marjorie is struggling to maintain.



Sheets illustrates the determination of a young girl to fight, even when all parts of her world seem to be conspiring against her. It proves that second chances are possible, whether life feels over or life is over. But above all, it is a story of the forgiveness and unlikely friendship that can only transpire inside a haunted laundromat.


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Product Details

    • Grades: 5 - 9
    • Ages: 10 - 14
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 6" x 8 1/2" x 0 3/4"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-549-30413-2