Synopses & Reviews
and#8220;The last day of October had finally arrived. The empty house at the end of the street mysteriously came to life.and#8221; 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 treatsand#8212;or tricksand#8212;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
"Landry has carefully crafted a seemingly simple tale about graciousness, generosity and openness to new friendships and packaged it into what is sure to be a perennial Halloween favorite."and#8212;Kirkus
"More treat than trick . . . Carve a pumpkin, dim the lights, and read Trick or Treat for a spooktacular holiday storytime."and#8212;Horn Book
"A good pick for readers who like their Halloween fare on the mild side."and#8212;Publishers Weekly
"The line-and-watercolor drawings capture the fun of the mix-up, and the pithy text with a neat twist will suit the young ones."and#8212;Booklist
"A suitable addition to collections of non-scary Halloween tales."and#8212;School Library Journal
"Schools, libraries, and families that want to celebrate Halloween with young and/or timid children will definitely want an invitation to Oliver's party."and#8212;Bulletin
Once 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!
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)
Once upon a time there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything. One windy autumn night, while walking in the woods, she encountered a noisy pair of shoes--and then pants, a shirt, and a pumpkin head--that gave her the scare of her life. IRA/CBC Children's Choice. Full-color illustrations.
With a spare text and child-friendly art, Leo Landryand#160;captures the charm and allure of a secret Halloween world in this young picture book.
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.