And Then Comes Halloween

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And Then Comes Halloween
Written by Tom Brenner
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763652997
ISBN-13: 9780763652999
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And Then Comes Halloween

author: Tom Brenner
illustrator: Holly Meade

As soon as geese fly south, children take autumnís cue to start their preparations: itís almost Halloween! With poetic language and vivid collage illustrations, Tom Brenner and Holly Meade follow all the familiar rituals, from hanging paper skeletons to carving pumpkins, from costumemaking to trick-or-treating. Halloween lovers will be eager to join them on this lively and lyrical journey.

"As sweet a marriage of words and pictures as you could hope for. . . . Summons a whole world attuned to the simple pleasures of a homemade Halloween."
-The New York Times Book Review
(Ages 4-7)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763652997 /  9780763652999
on sale date:
07/2011
type/format:
Picture Books / Paperback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 10 5/8" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Holidays & Celebrations; Nature & The Natural World; Social Issues; Concepts;
author’s comments:
Tom Brenner says of his inspiration for And Then Comes Halloween, his first book for children: ďI watched October dress up for one last colorful romp before winter and felt the wild energy that sends kids out wearing capes or weird hats to rule the street for a night.Ē He lives on Vashon Island, Washington.
illustrator’s comments:
Holly Meade (1956-2013) illustrated many picture books, including David Elliottís On the Farm as well as the Caldecott Honor-winning Hush! A Thai Lullaby and its follow-up, Peek! A Thai Hide-and-Seek, both by Minfong Ho.
 
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