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ISBN13: 9780375803017
ISBN10: 0375803017
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A stunning contemporary classic by American literary treasure Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.

Meet the mysterious Mr. Moonshroud, who leads eight boys on a journey back through the centuries to discover the real meaning of Halloween. Prose of exquisite beauty will send shivers of delight — and terror — through readers, who will want to take this trip over and over again, long after the last jack-o'-lantern has gone dark.

Review:

"A fast-moving, eerie...tale set on Halloween night....Enhanced by appropriately haunting black-and-white drawings." Booklist

Review:

"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

Review:

"A spectacular guide to the nether regions." Kirkus Reviews

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"Imaginatively cryptic...skillfully presented." The Los Angeles Times

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"There is a great treat in Bradbury's frenetic imagery." The New York Times

Synopsis:

The mysterious Mr. Moundshroud leads eight boys on a journey through centuries of the past in order to discover the true meaning of Halloween in a terrifying story that is sure to send shivers up the spine.

Synopsis:

A group of children and a "spirit" go back through time to discover the beginnings of Halloween.

Synopsis:

"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

About the Author

Ray Bradbury lives in Los Angeles.

Joseph Mugnaini lives in California.

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Freitasgirl, December 19, 2006 (view all comments by Freitasgirl)
A Halloween adventure story, that's not easily forgotten, with detailed illustrations that illuminate the plot.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375803017
Illustrated by:
Mugnaini, Joseph
Publisher:
Random House (NY)
Illustrator:
Mugnaini, Joseph
Author:
Bradbury, Ray
Author:
illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini
Author:
Mugnaini, Joseph
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Halloween
Subject:
Halloween
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Horror
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Halloween
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Yearling ed.
Edition Description:
1st Knopf paperback ed.
Series Volume:
106-930
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
APPROX. 30 BLACK and WHITE
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.58x5.22x.41 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 160 pages Yearling Books - English 9780375803017 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A fast-moving, eerie...tale set on Halloween night....Enhanced by appropriately haunting black-and-white drawings."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "A spectacular guide to the nether regions."
"Review" by , "Imaginatively cryptic...skillfully presented."
"Review" by , "There is a great treat in Bradbury's frenetic imagery."
"Synopsis" by , The mysterious Mr. Moundshroud leads eight boys on a journey through centuries of the past in order to discover the true meaning of Halloween in a terrifying story that is sure to send shivers up the spine.
"Synopsis" by , A group of children and a "spirit" go back through time to discover the beginnings of Halloween.
"Synopsis" by , "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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