Halloween

Halloween

by Jennifer Blizin Gillis
     
 

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It is the last day in October. You may see people dressed in costumes, ringing doorbells and yelling "Trick or Treat." But do you know why? It's Halloween, of course!

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It is the last day in October. You may see people dressed in costumes, ringing doorbells and yelling "Trick or Treat." But do you know why? It's Halloween, of course!

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Children's Literature
A topic that all children enjoy is Halloween. Once they are old enough to understand the fun in dressing up and collecting treats, Halloween is a holiday much anticipated. With colorful photographs on each page and a cohesive text, this book is one that will have great appeal. After stating and showing readers the Halloween they know and love, the text explains the roots of this holiday and how it evolved over thousands of years. Kids may be amazed to learn about "lantern men" and how these lost spirits carried a light inside a turnip to help them find their way. And they may marvel that candy was not always given out! Readers will also learn how witches and black cats came to be associated with Halloween. Americans have put their own personal stamp on this holiday, which has elements from the Celtic and Roman traditions. A glossary, date line, and recommendations for additional reading are provided at the back of this book, which is a title in the publisher's "Holiday Histories" series. 2003, Heinemann Library, Ages 5 to 8.
—Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432910495
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Holiday Histories (2nd Edition) Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
NC740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jennifer Blizin Gillis writes poetry and nonfiction books for children. She first became interested in the Civil War while living near Fredericksburg, Virginia, close to many battlefields. She lives on a former dairy farm in Pittsboro, North Carolina, with her husband, a dog, and a cat.

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