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Children's LiteratureA 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.