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The Ghost-eye Treeby Bill Martin
Synopses & Reviews
One dark and windy autumn night when the sun has long gone down, a young boy and his older sister are sent to the end of town to get a bucket of milk. As they walk down the lonely road, bathed in eerie moonlight, all the boy can think about is the ghost-eye tree.
I dreaded to go...
I dreaded the tree....
Why does Mama always choose me
When the night is so dark
And the mind runs free?
What will happen when they come to the tree? Can they run past it or will it reach out and grab them?
Any child who has been frightened of the dark will enjoy this scary book, which is meant to be read aloud. Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault developed the story as a reader's theater piece, which they have performed in schools across the country. Now, with Ted Rand's stunning illustrations, the ghost-eye tree comes to life. Watch out!
"Deep, dark pictures of a windy, cloudy, spooky night provide the appropriate atmosphere for this tantalizingly told story-poem about a brother and sister who are sent out at night to fetch a pail of milk . . . A splendid selection for Halloween".--Booklist. Full color.
About the Author
Bill Martin, Jr., is the author of many classic books for children, including the perennial favorite Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? In addition to writing, he has spent a great deal of time teaching and working with children.
John Archambault is a poet, journalist, and storyteller who has collaborated with Bill Martin, Jr., and Ted Rand on several books, including Barn Dance! and Knots on a Counting Rope.
Ted Rand's illustrations have appeared in several magazines and newspapers, as well as in numerous books for children. He has collaborated with Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault on many books, including Here Are My Hands.
Visit Bill Martin Jr his web site: www.billmartinjr.com
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