Synopses & Reviews
It?s time for the annual Halloween picnic. But the kids are worried about the ghost of Titus Dinworthy. Except William, who?s pretty sure old Titus is just swamp gas; it?s Hester Bledden he?s worried about. Every time William is about to win a contest, Hester shows up, sticks out her tongue, and shouts, ?Peeee youuuuu!? But when something eerie rises out of the swamp, William gets a chance to show both Titus and Hester what a boy from Mudsock Meadow is made of.
Polacco's artwork couldn't be better. -School Library Journal
William's greatest hopes for the Mudsock Meadow's annual Halloween picnic are to maybe win a few contests, definitely show up Hester Bledden, and -- absolutely, most importantly -- not embarrass himself But after suffering Hester's constant teasing, and then coming away empty handed from every contest, William finds an even more important challenge -- saving the people of Mudsock Meadow from the ghost of Titus Dinworthy
The liveliness of the colors, the characters, and the atmosphere make this a Halloween party to be enjoyed all year long. -- Horn Book Polacco's artwork couldn't be better -- simultaneously funny and poignant; packed with interest and good humor; and always a feast for the eye. The story feels golden and genuine. -- School Library Journal
After suffering the constant teasing of Hester Bledden when he fails to win any of the contests at Mudsock Meadow's annual Halloween picnic, William finds an even more important challenge--saving the people from a ghost. Full color.
About the Author
Patricia Polacco lives in Union City, Michigan.