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Children's LiteratureThe alphabet is used as the device for a basic introduction to Halloween. A brief history and a variety of symbols associated with the holiday are presented ranging from Apples to a child in a Zorro costume with an eclectic alphabetical assortment in the middle. After a brief foreword about the Celtic harvest celebration, each letter is presented in uppercase, appearing rounded and slightly abstracted with the object it represents incorporated into it. For example, two bats in different positions appear in the orange letter B and also in the background on the page, accompanied by the text: "B is for bat...This creature of the night really scared people of long ago." This is worthy attempt to combine historical information with contemporary activities in an engaging fashion. The format, however, makes the book appear to be appropriate for younger children than are likely to grasp the concepts introduced. 2004, Pelican Publishing, Ages 5 to 9.