The Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree
Author(s)
Age Range
8+
Release Date
August 04, 2015
ISBN
9780553512700
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In The Halloween Tree, master of fantasy Ray Bradbury takes readers on a riveting trip though space and time to discover the true origins of Halloween. Originally published in 1972, this striking new hardcover edition features dramatic illustrations throughout by Gris Grimly, giving a new generation of readers a chance to discover the magic.

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A Halloween trip through space and time
Overall rating
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
What I Loved:
THE HALLOWEEN TREE packs a big punch in only 126 pages. The story takes off right on page one, painting of the picture of a small town and a spirited group of boys who love Halloween.

With sparse but poetic language, Bradbury perfectly captures the feeling of childhood: that carefree, enthusiastic, rowdy, spirit of being young and in costume and surrounded by friends. His imagery is at turns exciting and terrifying, leaving readers unnerved and curious about what turn the tale will take next.

The illustrations are spot-on for this kind of story. They match the mood of the story and add that extra element that makes the story engaging. I loved the color illustrations particularly.

The Final Verdict:
THE HALLOWEEN TREE is the a perfectly creepy story for the spookiest night of the year.
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