Synopses & Reviews
‘A clever reworking of a classic story. The little old ladys fearless attitude and her clever solution as to what to do with the lively shoes, pants, shirt and pumpkin head that are chasing her will enchant young audiences. With brilliantly colored, detailed folk art illustrations. A great purchase. —SLJ.
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)
“A splendiferous Halloween story. A sure-fire winner with gloriously noisy actions for storytelling and just shivery enough.” The Horn Book
“A great purchase for Halloween or any time of the year.” School Library Journal (starred review)
"A splendiferous Halloween story." --The Horn Book
"A great purchase for Halloween or any time of year." --School Library Journal (starred review)
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 With bouncy refrains and classic art, this timeless Halloween story is perfect for reading aloud.
A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.
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.