The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

The Halloween Tree

byRay BradburyIllustratorJoseph Mugnaini

Paperback | September 15, 1999

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"A fast-moving, eerie...tale set on Halloween night. Eight costumed boys running to meet their friend Pipkin at the haunted house 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 through time and space to search the past for their friend and the meaning of Halloween. After witnessing a funeral procession in ancient Egypt, cavemen discovering fire, Druid rites, the persecution of witches in the Dark Ages, and the gargoyles of Notre Dame, they catch up with the elusive Pipkin in the catacombs of Mexico, where each boy gives one year from the end of his life to save Pipkin's. Enhanced by appropriately haunting black-and-white drawings."--Booklist

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Ray Bradbury lives in Los Angeles.Joseph Mugnaini lives in California.
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Title:The Halloween TreeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.56 × 5.19 × 0.36 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375803017

ISBN - 13:9780375803017

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Set on the night of Halloween, this story follows eight boys in costumes as they journey into a haunted house. The Halloween Tree sees them go back in time to discover the real meaning of the holiday. When it comes to saving their friend, Pipkin, each boy much give up one year from the end of his life. Black-and-white drawings enhance the scary feel of this haunted adventure!

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"If you want to know what Halloween is, or if you simply want an eerie adventure, take this mystery-history trip. You couldn't have a better guide than Ray Bradbury."--Boston Globe