The Haunted House Party

The Haunted House Party

by Barry Louis Polisar, David Clark
     
 

On Halloween night, a child's party is visited by real ghosts and goblins. Unfortunately, because everyone is in a mask and costume, no one knows who the real creatures are—until some of the real ghosts and goblins begin to show off for each other. The host and his friends ultimately learn how to deal with negative, destructive behavior and take

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On Halloween night, a child's party is visited by real ghosts and goblins. Unfortunately, because everyone is in a mask and costume, no one knows who the real creatures are—until some of the real ghosts and goblins begin to show off for each other. The host and his friends ultimately learn how to deal with negative, destructive behavior and take responsibility for their situation.

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“This book is good Halloween fun . . . [t]he pictures are full of scary ghosts and creepy crawlies and careful examination reveals humorous details—eyes peeping under a stair, an expressive doorknob, a light bulb smoking a cigar.” —School Library Journal

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-This newly illustrated edition of a title published in 1987 describes a Halloween party in lyrical rhyme. Uninvited animal guests get out of hand la The Cat in the Hat, entertaining and terrifying the young host and his friends. As the events get increasingly wild and destructive, the boy asserts himself and the creatures restore the house to normal before his parents' return. The poetry goes on a bit too long, but the cartoonstyle pictures are full of scary ghosts, drunken skeletons, goblins, witches, a flame-throwing devil, and creepy crawlies. The backgrounds are dark with the figures painted in brighter colors. Careful examination reveals humorous details-eyes peeping under a stair, an expressive doorknob, a lightbulb smoking a cigar. Children will love the grotesqueness, but they may tire of the verse.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780938663218
Publisher:
Rainbow Morning Music Alternatives
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Series:
Rainbow Morning Music Picture Books Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 11 Years

Meet the Author


Barry Louis Polisar is a children’s recording artist. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. David Clark has illustrated several other titles by Polisar, including Don't Do That! and Peculiar Zoo.

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