Synopses & Reviews
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.
"A fast-moving, eerie...tale set on Halloween night....Enhanced by appropriately haunting black-and-white drawings." Booklist
"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
"A spectacular guide to the nether regions." Kirkus Reviews
"Imaginatively cryptic...skillfully presented." The Los Angeles Times
"There is a great treat in Bradbury's frenetic imagery." The New York Times
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.
A group of children and a "spirit" go back through time to discover the beginnings of Halloween.
About the Author
Ray Bradbury lives in Los Angeles.
Joseph Mugnaini lives in California.