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Day Ghost at The Hospital/Dagspöket på sjukhus

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Day Ghost at The Hospital/Dagspöket på sjukhus

The Day Ghost is not like any other ghost. Instead of being white, he’s black – so he can’t be seen at night! Therefore, he must haunt the day. At night, the Day Ghost mostly wants somewhere to live. But wherever he goes, things get tangled up, because the Day Ghost mostly looks like a black piece of cloth.

In this book, the Day Ghost rushes into the hospital, where a little girl is lying in a room. He thinks he will have peace and quiet with her, but it doesn’t turn out the way he imagined. First he is mistaken for a blanket, then someone sits on him and finally the doctor puts him on as an overcoat. It’s not easy being the Day Ghost!

With a lot of humor and storytelling, Jujja and Tomas Wieslander have written about this free-spirited and curious ghost who won the hearts of many readers in the nineties. The illustrations in the picture book are made by Jens Ahlbom.

Jujja Wieslander

Author Illustrator

Jujja Wieslander is the creator of the much beloved children’s literature double act Mamma Moo and Crow – a beautiful, friendly, inquisitive cow, and her argumentative, know-it-all bird companion. Their deep friendship and vivid personalities have entertained children and adults for three decades. Mamma Moo and Crow originated on the radio and first appeared in…

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Jens Ahlbom


Jens Ahlbom is a skilled watercolor painter in the “blonde” Nordic tradition. His pictures are often humorous, realistic and always expressive. Through his career, Ahlbom has illustrated several picture books and worked together with many prominent children’s literature writers. In 1985, he won second prize in Rabén & Sjögren’s picture book competition with Jonatan at…

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