Can't Live Without You (Dory Fantasmagory #6)

by Abby Hanlon (Author)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

The wildly popular, ever hilarious Dory Fantasmagory series is back for a sixth adventure, with Dory turning separation anxiety into a ghostly, goofy escapade.

When Dory loses track of her mom in the hardware store, it leads to a touch of separation anxiety. Dory suspects her mom will soon sail off on a ship across the world to eat cake and play kickball and never return. These are big feelings, and Dory knows what to do: She throws a sheet over her head and haunts her family everywhere they go so they can't leave her, much to the annoyance of her brother and sister.

Then Dory's longtime nemesis Mrs. Gobble Gracker reappears, wearing a wedding dress, and Dory's mom makes an announcement that leaves not just Dory reeling but her siblings too. Maybe a haunting is exactly what's needed to get this family back to normal.

In her sixth book, Dory delivers hoots and oopses on every page, entangling her friends--real and imaginary--in fabulous plots that sometimes take even Dory herself by delightful surprise.

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Praise for Dory Fantasmagory

Irresistible. —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Time spent with Dory is time well spent. —Publishers Weekly, starred review 

AMAZING! —Betsy Bird, Fuse 8 Blog, School Library Journal

Abby Hanlon
Abby Hanlon has taught creative writing and first grade in the New York City public school system. Inspired by her students' storytelling and drawings, Abby began to write her own stories for children, and taught herself to draw after not having drawn since childhood. She lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Dial Books
Publication date
September 20, 2023
Dory Fantasmagory
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
Library of Congress categories
Family life
Mothers and daughters
Humorous fiction
Separation anxiety
Humourous stories

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