Synopses & Reviews
The last day of October had finally arrived. The empty house at the end of the street mysteriously came to life. Oliver, the ghost who lives in that empty house, lives for Halloween! He always has a big party. To get ready, he puts dust on the furniture, welcomes the spiders, wakes up the black cats, and delivers his invitations! This time, though, one envelope goes astray and two human trick-or-treaters show up. Are treats - or tricks - in order? Simple, cartoonish watercolor and pencil illustrations complement this sweet tale of the spirit of generosity and acceptance.
"A great purchase for Halloween or any time of the year." School Library Journal (Starred Review)
"A splendiferous Halloween story. A sure-fire winner with gloriously noisy actions for storytelling and just shivery enough." The Horn Book
0nce upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . CLOMP, CLOMP, SHAKE, SHAKE, CLAP, CLAP. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life! Children's Choices for 1987 (IRA/CBC)
Notable 1986 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Children's Books of 1986 (Library of Congress)
1988 Keystone to Reading Book Award (Pennsylvania Reading Association)
About the Author
Linda Williams is the director of a child development center. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything is her first book for children.