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Posted September 24, 2012
The idea behind this story is really cute. It is about a vampire boy named Bela, and his witch friend Morgan. They go in search of real children on Halloween night. Morgan doesn't believe that children are real, and Bela wants to prove that they are. The writing is simple and straightforward, and compliments the illustrations well (probably because it was both written and illustrated by Lisa Brown).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
While this isn't my favorite Halloween book, it is a cute read and children will enjoy it. It was a book that I didn't really love, but didn't hate.
Posted October 26, 2010
This book captures the whimsy that accompanies Halloween festivities. Lisa Brown, a New York Times bestselling illustrator, combines gorgeous, creative illustrations to bring to life the story of two supernatural friends enjoying a night of exploration in search of the elusive, mythological human child.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This role reversal puts children in an imaginative state as they anticipate their Halloween costumes and night of celebrations. The use of a child vampire and a child witch is an instant attention-grabber for kids of all ages. Even middle-school students who may be interested in the paranormal would want to give this a read.
I could use this in my middle school classroom as a point to jump off into writing. Students could contemplate and/or write about a day in the life of a supernatural character or activate their own prior knowledge about Halloween and memories from trick-or-treating as a little kid. They could also write about something they didn't understand when they were younger.
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