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Halloween Forest
by Marion Dane Bauer
John Shelley, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823423248 | 09-01-2012

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: SECOND | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Halloween, Poetry
Recommendations: A, K*, PW, SLJ

About the Book

If you take your trick-or-treat sack and venture into the dark woods on Halloween night, you'll find cat bones, rat bones, and bat bones—and all are looking at YOU!

"Take care! Beware! Despair!" the bone creatures cry. "You can bet you've just met your worst nightmare!" What will you do? Cry? Sigh? NO! Because you're too tough / to worry about stuff / like the rattle / and prattle / of bones!

Told in unmetered rhymed verse, this Halloween adventure is a real treat.

Marion Dane Bauer Marion Dane Bauer has written a wide range of books for young people, including On My Honor, a Newbery Honor book. She lives in Minnesota.

John Shelley's illustrations are known internationally, especially in Japan, where he lived and worked for twenty-one years. He lives in England. Click here for a Q&A with the illustrator.

Click here for the holiday books press release!