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The Halloween Tree

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Halloween Tree

Yearling


Author: Ray Bradbury

When you are wishing to buy a book We've put together some information. Please read The Halloween Tree written by Ray Bradbury! The author is Ray Bradbury and it was published by Yearling. The book became available in June of 2013. The book has 160 pages. It's dimensions are 7.61"H x 5.36"L x 0.4"W and it has a weight of 0.26 lbs. If you need a copy of this book for your kids, check out the shopping cart add to cart button on this page.

"A fast-moving, eerie. After witnessing a funeral procession in ancient Egypt, cavemen discovering fire, Druid rites, the persecution of witches in the Dark Ages, and also the gargoyles of Notre Dame, they catch up with each of the elusive Pipkin inside the catacombs of Mexico, exactly where each boy offers one year from the finish of his life to save Pipkin's."--Booklist tale set on Halloween night. Eight costumed boys running to meet their friend Pipkin at the haunted home outside town encounter instead the huge and cadaverous Mr. Moundshroud. As Pipkin scrambles to join them, he is swept away by a dark Something, and Moundshroud leads the boys on the tail of a kite by way of time and space to search the past for their friend along with the which indicates of Halloween. Enhanced by appropriately haunting black-and-white drawings.

Special indeed are holiday stories with the appropriate mix of high spirits and subtle mystery to please both adults and children--Charles Dickens's"A Christmas Carol,"for instance. Bradbury's lyrical prose whooshes along with the pell-mell rhythms of young young children operating at night, screaming and laughing, and the reader is carried along by its sheer exuberance. They ride on a black wind to autumn scenes in distant lands and times, where they witness other ways of celebrating this holiday about the dark time of year. Or Ray Bradbury's classic The Halloween Tree. Eight boys set out on a Halloween night and are led into the depths of the past by a tall, mysterious character named Moundshroud.

This really is a superb book for adults to read to children, a strategy to teach them, very painlessly, about customs and imagery connected to Halloween from ancient Egypt, Mediterranean cultures, Celtic Druidism, Mexico, and even a cathedral in Paris. (One caveat, though: Bradbury unfortunately perpetuates a couple of misconceptions about Samhain, or summer's end, the Halloween of ancient Celts and contemporary pagans.) This beautiful reprint edition has the original black-and-white illustrations and a new color painting on the dust jacket. --Fiona Webster



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