The Halloween Tree
"A fast-moving, eerie...tale set on Halloween night. Eight costumed boys running to meet their friend Pipkin at the haunted house outside town encounter instead the huge and cadaverous Mr. Moundshroud. As Pipkin scrambles to join them, he is swept away by a dark Something, and Moundshroud leads... show more
"A fast-moving, eerie...tale set on Halloween night. Eight costumed boys running to meet their friend Pipkin at the haunted house outside town encounter instead the huge and cadaverous Mr. Moundshroud. As Pipkin scrambles to join them, he is swept away by a dark Something, and Moundshroud leads the boys on the tail of a kite through time and space to search the past for their friend and the meaning of Halloween. After witnessing a funeral procession in ancient Egypt, cavemen discovering fire, Druid rites, the persecution of witches in the Dark Ages, and the gargoyles of Notre Dame, they catch up with the elusive Pipkin in the catacombs of Mexico, where each boy gives one year from the end of his life to save Pipkin's. Enhanced by appropriately haunting black-and-white drawings."--Booklist
Publish date: September 7th 1999
Pages no: 149
Edition language: English
Bradbury gifts us with his wonderful imagery and realistically grubby little boys, as usual, which made reading this book worthwhile. As a story, though, it was not nearly as engaging as I usually find his work. It probably works better for a young audience, as a not-overtly-scary tale of the real o...
A fantasy romp through a narrow selection of death-cellebrating traditions. 12ish feels like the target audience aim. I saw somewhere being said this is to Halloween what a Christmass Charol is to Yule. Well... While I really liked some passages here and there (specially all those Oh, so grim rh...
Beschreibung Am Halloween Abend treffen sich acht kostümierte Jungs um mit ihrem besten Freund Pipkin um die Häuser zu ziehen. Vor einem Spukhaus begegnen sie dem großen und leichenhaften Mr. Moundshroud. Als Pipkin zu seinen Freunden aufschließen möchte, um sich von Mr. Moundshroud in die Geheimn...
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury On Halloween night, eight trick-or-treaters gather at the haunted house by the edge of town, ready for adventure. But when Something whisks their friend Pip away, only one man can help the boys find him. Join the sinister Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud as he ...
An eerie tale of Halloween in which a group of kids are guided (or is it lured?) by the sinister Mr. Moundshroud on a journey through time. I'm not sure what was creepier, the descriptions of Mr. Moundshroud or the fact that the children followed him with little hesitation. However, once the journ...